Parsis: The Zoroastrians of India Pakistan and The World

Cookbooks and Documenting Our Food: Not Just Dhansak Ep 04 Featuring Niloufer Mavalvala

NotJustDhansakEpisode04On this episode, Bawi Bride Perzen Patel discusses documentation of the Parsi Food with author and food blogger, Niloufer Mavalvala. Niloufer shares her journey of starting a blog, creating a community around it and organizing Cooking Luncheons where women with similar interests came together to learn and share recipes. She talks about writing a cookbook with a mainstream publisher and compares that experience to self publishing which is what she is doing for her upcoming book.

When Niloufer started cooking she had her Villie Aunty who constantly inspired her. Together, Perzen and Niloufer talk about the importance of having someone like that who helps one cook better and continuously improve their craft. They also plunge into their memories around cooking and hosting luncheons as well as food blogging. Tune in to this episode to know more about Parsi cookbooks and how important food documentation is for preserving a culture.

Check out Niloufer Mavalvala’s website for her innovative Parsi recipes:
http://www.nilouferskitchen.com/

Follow the Bawi Bride, Perzen Patel, on Instagram @perzenpatel

Check out Bawi Bride’s blog for Parsi food recipes:
http://www.bawibride.com/

You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.

You can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.com/