Food and Beverage Articles

Farohar Cafe in Udvada: How a mother-son duo is popularising Parsi cuisine through authentic recipes

A sleepy coastal town in Gujarat, about 180km from Mumbai, is home to one of the world’s oldest religions – Zoroastrianism. Udvada, also spelled Udwada, in Pardi taluka of Gujarat’s Valsad district, has been the custodian of the oldest continuously...
Welcome to My Parsi Party

Welcome to My Parsi Party

Welcome to My Parsi PartyParsis revel in their reputation as hedonistic gourmands. Every gathering, celebration, religious occasion, and even loss is marked by food. Writer Sabrina Medora shares...

Perzen Patel on Radio New Zealand

Perzen Patel on Radio New Zealand

Our dear friend Perzen Patel was recently featured on Radio New Zealand. Per RNZ… NZ Made: Perzen Patel of Dolly Mumma Each week we talk to a small New Zealand business and this week we're talking...

The ritual of Parsi ‘choi’

The ritual of Parsi ‘choi’

The ritual of Parsi ‘choi’ Tea time is an indulgent affair for Parsis. Come evening, a full tea service is laid out complete with snacks and bone china crockery Article by  Aravinda...

In My Kitchen: Perzen Patel

In My Kitchen: Perzen Patel

Our dear friend and amazing chef, entrepreneur and now Kiwi Podcaster Perzen Patel a.k.a Bawi Bride featured in Eat Well New ZealandPerzen is happiest when she is at the intersection of cooking...

The story of Vividh Vaani

The story of Vividh Vaani

How a Gujarati cookbook came to symbolise love and gratitude during the bubonic plague in Bombay As I joined the cricket fans milling out of the Brabourne Stadium on a crisp Mumbai...

Kermin Kakalia: Recipes to the rescue

Kermin Kakalia: Recipes to the rescue

A Parsi snack kiosk in Bandra is as much about a community's culinary treats as the resilience of a woman fighting a turn of fateAn assortment of cutlets, kebabs and snacks. Pics/Anurag AhireIt was...

Sumptuously Persian

Sumptuously Persian

India’s pioneering Persian chef Afshin Kohinoor unlocks his culinary treasure chest for Krishnaraj IyengarWelcome my dear welcome,” he gushes over his galla counter as a mixed international crowd...

India’s brilliant Bombay duck

India’s brilliant Bombay duck

When I was a little girl growing up in Bombay, June was the month I looked forward to the most. It was the month when the charred, inky monsoon clouds, clipped with streaks of lightning, brushed...

Irani Cafes: A fading love story

Irani Cafes: A fading love story

The little culinary revolution that Mumbai’s tiny Iranian diaspora began a 100 years ago is now quickly dwindling“Agar teer e aalambejombad be jay. Na barradragi, gar nakhwaahadkhodaay (Even if the...