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Born in 1922, Bhicoo Manekshaw grew up in Mumbai. Her fondness for good food and cooking began at... Read More

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Born in 1922, Bhicoo Manekshaw grew up in Mumbai. Her fondness for good food and cooking began at the early age of five, in her grandmother's kitchen. In 1963, she became the first Indian to gain admission to the Advanced Course at the famed Cordon Bleu School of Cookery in London. In a long career as expert chef and catering consultant, she has worked with the Taj Mahal Hotel, Mumbai and the Spencer Group of Hotels, the India International Centre in Delhi and the Delhi Golf Club. She was also the catering consultant at Raj Bhavan in Bangalore during the tenure of Governor Dharma Vira. For over a decade, she worked with Chef Air and Air India, where she was responsible for catering for all VIP flights, including those during the NAM and CHOGM conferences.
Bhicoo Manekshaw has also taught at the Delhi Polytechnic for Women and given numerous demonstrations of Indian and continental cuisine in India and abroad. She is the author of Traditional Recipes of India and has contributed recipes and articles to several books and magazines. She worked at the famous Delhi restaurant Basil & Thyme.

A treasure-house of recipes and customs that define the Parsi way of life Celebrations, rituals and food inevitably go together. And so it is with the Parsis. From Navroz, the dawn of the Parsi New Year, to Navjote, the initiation ceremony of a young child, lagan or marriage, jashans and ghambhars, there is a variety of food to suit every occasion. In this unique book, Bhicoo J. Manekshaw takes the reader on a journey far beyond the traditional stereotypical dhan sakh recipe. For those who love fish, there is a choice of patrani machchi (fish in banana leaves), masala ni machchi or the famed tarapori patio made with sookha boomla (Bombay duck), amongst many others. The Parsi weakness for eggs, on the other hand, has created a range of mouth-watering dishes from the kera per eeda (eggs cooked on bananas) to the humble scrambled egg. There are also teatime snacks, sweets, and desserts and a chapter on kitchen medicine straight from grandmother's recipe book. Interlaced with the recipes is the author's piquant description of the customs, rituals and ceremonies that form the Parsi way of life.

Product Details

Title: Parsi Food And Customs
Author: Manekshaw, B. J.
SKU: BK0026070
EAN: 9780140257595
Binding: Paperback

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