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Forbes Asia's '30 under 30' and former chef-partner at SodaBottleOpenerWala, Anahita Dhondy has spent the last decade taking her culinary heritage to ambitious new heights. The Parsi Kitchen is a warm and whimsical memoir about how she embraced the cuisine that she grew up with.
From her grandmother's Ravo to a Bombay duck inspired by her travels through Gujarat, the quirky tales behind her beloved dishes make for a delicious read.
A treasure trove of recipes and memories, The Parsi Kitchen is a book to be savoured.
'While rediscovering my heritage through food, I realized that Dhansak is a dish that mirrors my people. It's rich, nostalgic and full of zest, very much like my unshakeable community.'
Anahita Dhondy celebrates her heritage in The Parsi Kitchen, a warm and whimsical food memoir with recipes.
Weaving together the stories of those closest to her, Dhondy writes with passion about being raised in a food-filled household in this beautifully photographed book. Tracing her family recipes through travel, culinary gems including a Quetta cherry-laden caramel custard recipe handed down from a great-grandmother who lived in Pakistan to a Bombay Duck creation inspired by her journeys through Gujarat to discover her roots.
Seasoned by the author's abiding love of food, The Parsi Kitchen is a joyful read that speaks to the creative spirit in us all.
Anahita Dhondy is former chef—partner SodaBottleOpenerWala, the Bombay Irani Café and Bar chain that promotes Parsi cuisine. A passionate cook since the age of ten and Le Cordon Bleu Grand Diplome holder, she has won several awards and accolades, including featuring on the Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia list 2019. This is her first book.