FEZANA the umbrella Zoroastrian organization in North America celebrates it’s 25th year in 2012. On this occassion they have come out with a wonderful e-book titled “Eat Live Pray: A Celebration of Zarathushti Culture and Cuisine.”
It is available for free download here.
Dolly Dastoor, the Editor of the
FEZANA Journal has this to say
Food plays a very important role in our Zarathushti psyche. We create all varieties of food for different occasions; special food for happy occasions and we also have food for the dead in our religious ceremonies. In the Summer, 2011 edition of the FEZANA Journal, Sarosh and Benafsha Khariwala together with Arnavaz Chubb, all in Melbourne, Australia, explored the concept of “Food as Our Identity”. They did a superb job in soliciting articles for the meaning of food in our various rituals, of finding Zarathushti chefs from around the world who graciously shared their prize recipes. Farishta Murzban Dinshaw took their work to the next level, collecting recipes from Journal readers and using her love of history to add the cherry on the top. We thank Farishta for undertaking this project with such dedication and love.
We offer the gift of this book to all Zarathushtis who are interested in good food as we celebrate FEZANA’s silver jubilee this year. We invite you to relish the experience and the taste as you read the articles and try the recipes.