Bhojanakutuhalam literally means 'curiosity for or about food'. This work quenches the thirst of the seekers of Knowledge about the the different
natural food elements and also the food products that are preoared by processing these elements. It also gives a detailed exposition of various
aspects associated with consumption of food, water etc. This text is an encyclopedic work on ancient food science and technology developed by our
predecessors. Though the author belongs to the 17th century he has compiled in a systematic manner all the information available about food, right from
the ancient texts like Caraka samhita etc. Therefore, it is a very prominent text from the point of view of the study of the India culture and civilization
also. This work is most relevant today as it sheds ample light on our much degenerated food habits and stresses on the corrective measures one has to
take to maintain proper physical and mental health.