Notting Hill’s famous cookbook shop “Books for Cooks” was a hive of activity last night as Niloufer Mavalvala hosted the launch for her first cookbook, “The Art of Parsi Cooking: Reviving an Ancient Cuisine”.
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Food bloggers, family and friends alike all stopped by to get their hands on a signed copy as well as sample some of Niloufer’s creations first hand. The talented chef demonstrated a selection of recipes from the book, including “Khatai” (sweet tea biscuits), coconut and green chutney, as well as Prawn Patio served with small pita chips and Parsi Style Choi.
Born and raised in Karachi, Pakistan, Niloufer’s love for food combined with extensive world travel from a young age inspired her to experiment with world cuisines. Niloufer gave her first cooking class to a group of school girls at the age of 17; loving the opportunity to meet new people who share her passion for food, she has gone on to give many, many more cooking classes in Dubai, UK, and Canada – where she has lived for the past 15 years with her family.
In 2013, Niloufer decided to start a recipe blog Niloufer’s Kitchen where she loves to share old and new culinary creations to a following of 100,000 from around the world. Author of 10 e-cookbooks, she also writes for the Huffington Post, assorted magazines and journals from around the world. You can visit her blog at www.NiloufersKitchen.com, and follow her on Twitter @NiloufersKtchn and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/NiloufersKitchen.