ISBN-10:
0520249607
ISBN-13:
9780520249608
Pub. Date:
06/18/2007
Publisher:
University of California Press
My Bombay Kitchen: Traditional and Modern Parsi Home Cooking / Edition 1

My Bombay Kitchen: Traditional and Modern Parsi Home Cooking / Edition 1

by Niloufer Ichaporia King, Alice Waters

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Overview


The Persians of antiquity were renowned for their lavish cuisine and their never-ceasing fascination with the exotic. These traits still find expression in the cooking of India's rapidly dwindling Parsi population—descendants of Zoroastrians who fled Persia after the Sassanian empire fell to the invading Arabs. The first book published in the United States on Parsi food written by a Parsi, this beautiful volume includes 165 recipes and makes one of India's most remarkable regional cuisines accessible to Westerners. In an intimate narrative rich with personal experience, the author leads readers into a world of new ideas, tastes, ingredients, and techniques, with a range of easy and seductive menus that will reassure neophytes and challenge explorers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780520249608
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 06/18/2007
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 360
Sales rank: 675,069
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.17(d)

About the Author


Niloufer Ichaporia King is an independent scholar.

Table of Contents


foreword by alice waters / ix
acknowledgments / xiii


Kitchens, Equipment, and the Basics 27
Beginnings 49
Soups 73
Eggs 83
Fish and Seafood 93
Meat and Poultry 111
Rice and Dal 161
Vegetables 185
Salads 211
Chutneys, Pickles, and Relishes 221
Sweets and Desserts 241
Drinks 269
menus / 281

glossary / 289
sources / 315
further reading / 317
index / 323

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"King could do for
Indian cooking in America what Alice Waters and company did for the food of southern France."—San Francisco Magazine

"Essential reading for anyone to understand Parsi culture and cuisine. . . . She evokes the passion to cook."—The Art of Eating

Niloufer Ichaporia King's intimate tone, wit, and personal stories make us feel as if we're right next to her.—Chow

Niloufer Ichaporia King's intimate tone, wit, and personal stories make us feel as if we're right next to her.—Chow

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My Bombay Kitchen: Traditional and Modern Parsi Home Cooking 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this book initially because of a new relationship with a Parsi gentleman but soon found out that it is a great addition to both my cooking and my cultural libraries. The author presents a very informative short history of Parsis in general and her family in particular and follows this with easy to understand recipes, lots of instructional and informational pages, as well as a valuable food glossary at the end. This book has become a well-used part of my library even though it is one of my most recently purchased books.