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Raw Milk Benefits vs. the Law in USA

We love raw milk! Yogurt is best made from raw milk, so is paneer, lassi, mava ni boi (indian mithai), barfi and other dairy food. Where to Buy Raw Milk Legally in USA or Why You Can’t at All? by Marissa Ames Humans have enjoyed raw milk benefits for millennia. But now only 28 American states allow the […]

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Bhicoo Manekshaw Cookbooks and a tribute to her passing away

Bhicoo Manekshaw, the food writer has passed away. She wrote really excellent, professionally done and well researched cookbooks, like her book on the food of her Parsi community. She also promoted good food in more tangible ways, through Basil Thyme, the Delhi cafe that she created as a place for simple, yet impeccable food. This […]

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Is there a fabulous Parsi-food cook?

We are wanting to provide a complete Parsi experience at our lovely heritage property, the Parsi Manor, at Matheran. Only food is missing here: ‘Is there a fabulous Parsi-food cook in here? Come over and stay with us at SaffronStays, Parsi Manor, Matheran and help us train our cook in a few signature Parsi dishes […]

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The place of Tea in Indian Culture

Indians love tea, they are crazy about it – and they even have a special word for it – chai. India is one of the largest tea growers in the world. Tea is grown in the north and the south – in exotic places like Munnar in Kerala, Darjeeling, Assam, and Nilgiri Mountains. The tea […]

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The Batasa Story – Jamshed & Cyrus Dotivala

Recipe of Batasa Is it true that the Dotivala family invented the famous Parsi Batasa ? How and when did this come about? Yes, our forefathers were the inventors of the famous tea time biscuit popularly known as Batasa. It was in the early 1800’s when our forefather Mr. Faramji Pestonji Dotivala joined the Dutch […]

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Restaurant: SodaBottleOpenerWala

Twenty-six-year-old chef-manager Anahita Dhondy is working to popularize Parsi cuisine through a rapidly expanding chain of restaurants – SodaBottleOpenerWala. In “Soda’s ‘chilled out’ boss,” August 7 issue, she reveals that she is off in October to Gujarat to “all the small cities which are populated with Parsis to do some research, get some old recipes […]

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