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My Bombay Kitchen

by Niloufer Ichaporia King


Legendary Bay Area cook, Niloufer Ichaporia King captures the patchwork cuisine of India’s rapidly fading Parsi population, descendants from Zoroastrian Persians who migrated to the subcontinent centuries ago. The James Beard Award-winning compilation, a valiant exercise in cultural conservation, features community favorites such as Eggs on Potato Chips and Yogurt Honey Jelly With Strawberries and Roses.

from the publisher

The Persians of antiquity were renowned for their lavish cuisine and their never-ceasing fascination with the exotic.…[T]his beautiful volume includes 165 recipes and makes one of India's most remarkable regional cuisines accessible to Westerners. In an intimate narrative rich with personal experience, the author leads readers into a world of new ideas, tastes, ingredients, and techniques.

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University of California Press
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Nik Sharma

Food writer

This is a book that is dear to my heart. I was born and raised in Bombay and every word from the headnotes to the recipes, brings back the most wonderful memories of my former home. The book is a wonderful homage to Parsi cuisine.

Celia Sack

Proprietress of Omnivore Books

Darrell Corti

President Corti Brothers