We would like to introduce our readers to Niloufer Mavalvala and her e-books on Parsi cooking.
Per Niloufer’s website:
Born and raised in Karachi, I started to bake when I was 8 years old. I taught my first solo class at 17, which I thoroughly enjoyed. It soon made me realise it is a wonderful way to make friends; food shared is a special kind of experience. We moved to Dubai soon after I was married and I managed to organise cooking demonstrations. This made my 6 years there enjoyable and memorable. Moving to Canada, it made my resolve stronger to start the same, my happy way of making new friends, who all enjoy cooking as much as I do. I enjoy doing fundraisers through my demonstrations, continuing to support a couple of charities through the years.
Fortunately, my daughters enjoy cooking and eating, my husband is my source of truth and inspiration. My mum, who is a baker par excellence, does not hold back on her critical analysis, which has pushed me to excel. My brother, who started me off on this journey with positive encouragement, continues to be my ardent supporter. My Villie fui, who has taught me so much, having shared her own wealth of experienced knowledge that I would not be able to find anywhere else in this world. But nothing would have been possible without my dad’s sincere belief in me. The bribing, cajoling and unconditional love started me off on this journey for which there is nothing but loving gratitude. I miss him every day but also know that he is smiling down while enjoying this journey with me! For my childhood friends who have always believed in me, thank you.
Decades of passion and teaching cooking have now prompted me to write e- cookbooks. This technological approach comes from keeping young adults in mind. Many live in small spaces. These e-books are the solution. Preview it and buy with a simple click. The result is a cookbook library stored within your Kindle reader!
The books may be menu or cuisine based. The first set of 4 is to follow the seasons. I am planning one on soups next. One on Parsi cuisine will follow.
Being a teacher at heart, detailed explanation and generally writing how I would verbally teach is the format I have chosen. Trivia and Tips make it comfortable for the learner and the expert. It is an art form of narrating my life story perhaps. My series is called Niloufer’s Kitchen.
I hope you get a chance to browse through my books and enjoy cooking it too.