So many lovely recipes from all over. These were wonderful to taste and try. A great addition to any kitchen library and makes a great gift for foodies. Would be fun to try and cook these recipes together as a family. Will be adding copies of this to our library.
Wow. I have yet to make any recipes from this book but I loved reading through and finding myself enveloped in the stories that were told. I look forward to making some of these dishes while re-reading the stories.
Anyone who loves Indian food and food from areas close to India will want to immediately pick up Parsi: From Persia to Bombay: Recipes & Tales from the Ancient Culture, by Farokh Talati.
This excellent cookbook covers all the basics, including sauces, chutneys, and pastes such as masala, and making ghee, paneer, and yogurt at home, as well as several items that most of us have probably heard of. There is a good explanation of spices and how they are used in cooking. L
The varied recipes are written in traditional form and are easy to follow - both for beginning and also advanced cooks. Many call for ingredients that make it necessary for a trip to an ethnic grocery store, but that trip is fun and interesting. Some of the recipes are quite exotic, but at the same time, doable, so lovers of food from the East will be able to expand their recipe repertoire.
The recipes are set off by beautiful photographs of some of the dishes, making it fun to choose what to make for dinner. This cookbook will make most lovers of Indian food surprised at the many dishes that aren’t as well-known, but are just as delicious as tikka masala and butter chicken, mainstays of good Indian cuisine. Included are appetizers and snacks, chutneys and sauces, basics, salads, main dishes, sweets, breads, and breakfast fare.
The stories and other prose in this book capture a culture that is foreign to many of us, but is fascinating and gives reasons for the types of cuisine and spices used in it and how they came about.
All told, this is an excellent cookbook with enough recipes to appeal to everyone, even picky eaters who swear they don’t like Indian food.
Special thanks to NetGalley for supplying a review copy of this book.
Loved this book the delicious recipes the beautiful photography and the informative writing.A book that shares about a culture a people that I really enjoyed learning about.A welcoming introduction to Parsi culture.#netgalley #Parsi
This was both wonderfully formatted to please the eyes as well as very instructive. I feel people in any range in the kitchen could make use of this book. I firmly believe in the “you eat with your eyes” concept and this book supersedes this feat. The recipes are delicious, while a bit more complicated then some of the everyday meals most make in America, they aren’t overly complicated and very delicious. I’d recommend this to friends and family.
I received this e-book free for a genuine review.
What a beautiful and complete book. The layout is defined, elevated and distinguished, drawing the reader into both the prose and the recipes. The recipes are easy to follow, and the experience nearly jumps off the plate. This book is good for both new and seasoned chefs alike, and will be taking a special place on my shelf. Thank you
Loved the recipes and the pictures. The author explains how the dish came about and more about the cuisine. I loved the stories and the warm recipes. Thanks for the book!
There were a lot of interrsting recipes in this book. I will definitely be making some to add some different options to my dinner rotation.
My husband and I love to eat foods from around the World and this book was right up our alley! The chef has clearly laid out the recipes with photos to easily recreate them in your own kitchen. Easy to follow instructions and you can almost smell the photo as you read the recipes.
I’d love to get to London to try Farokh’s supper club. Until then, this will be my consolation prize. Heavenly!
I received a copy of this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
This book was around 3.5 stars for me.
While this is a beautiful recipe book, I was hoping for more pictures of finished recipes. The pictures included are nice, but I was expecting more.
The stories shared in this book are interesting and helpful. The recipes themselves are interesting and I like the variety. The recipes are written in a way that feels approachable and not overwhelming. While some recipes are time consuming, there's a lot of helpful information included in preparing and making these meals.
Overall an interesting find.