Diwali Mubarak and a very Happy New Year

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White Pumpkin Preserve for your Thanksgiving Table

Introducing my White Pumpkin Preserve

Dear Friends, Rita’s Parsi Cuisine is introducing “Kohra no Murambo” (White Pumpkin Preserve). White Pumpkin Preserve is flavored with hints of cinnamon, cardamom and nutmeg with an amber caramel color which come from hours of gently simmering the grated pumpkin. Truly,  this Kohrano Murambo is a labor of love in the finest traditions of the Parsis.  […]

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Thanksgiving in Canada with Parsi Dar ni Pori (Pie)

by Sheri Jeddy  HAPPY THANKSGIVING  – remember there is always something to be Thankful for.  This Monday 9th October, is Thanksgiving Day in Canada. The tradition started in 1957. It is a chance for people to give thanks for a good harvest and other fortunes in the past year. My Canadian neighbors invited us over on […]

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India’s Chef and Caterer: Perzen Darukhanawalla Patel, who will be on “Grilled” this October 9th on FOX Life. 

When I was 7, I used to pretend to be a celebrity chef and talk out loud to the ‘camera’ while I made my cereal. When I was 16, my favourite show to watch on TV was Apprentice. And, once I started writing about food and catering, Masterchef soon became one of the few shows […]

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Parsi food at Heathrow Airport Terminal 5

Dhansak takes off at Heathrow! He’s the Bombay boy who’s cooked his way into British hearts with his innovative twists to authentic Indian cuisine. Cyrus Todiwala, who graduated from Mumbai’s BK Somani Polytechnic and trained as a chef with the Taj group, has for over a decade so excited the palates of even the curry […]

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US Diwali Stamp and Recipes

The Diwali stamp is being issued as a Forever stamp. This Forever stamp will also be equal in value to the current First Class Mail 1-ounce price. The Postal Service receives approximately 40,000 suggestions for stamp ideas annually from the public. Stamp subjects are reviewed by the Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee. Of that, approximately 25 […]

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Did You Know Berry Pulao Was Invented In Mumbai?

We trace the origins of the Berry Pulao, not to Iran, but closer home in the kitchen of Britannia & Co at Ballard Estate. In 1923, Rashid Kohinoor started Britannia & Co in Ballard Estate. Until 1947, it served Continental fare, with British dishes like Fish and Chips. In 1947, after India’s Independence on August […]

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Nankhatai Recipe

by Meher Mirza The Parsis especially have taken the nankhatai to their heart and it is to my favourite Parsi cookbook writer that I turned for the recipe. This is of course, my well-thumbed copy of Bhicoo Manekshaw’s Parsi Food and Customs in which she writes, “Parsis have no boundaries when it comes to good food […]

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Tea at Taj Boston

Taj Boston, the landmark hotel at Arlington and Newbury streets overlooking the Public Garden, has long been a favorite spot to enjoy the gracious tradition of afternoon tea. The inviting experience includes a variety of menu options and tea selections for adults and children in two sittings on Saturdays and Sundays. The French & Adam […]

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The Carlisle Gleason Public Library Presentation and Feature Story

The event was wonderful! It was a pleasure to share my history and heritage with the Carlisle town folk, who attended this even with the cold weather in January. There was a ice and snow storm going on outdoors, but warm, hot and spicy food was had by all indoors. The library staff was so […]

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LEVTA (Mudfish) WITH KHICHDI

by Jenifer Petigara Mistry Growing up in Surat and that too the old part of the city, at 10-12 years of age Makar-Sankranti was a day full of loud music blaring from the rooftops, “Kaipo Chhe” or “Kaipoch” or”aye peli peeli gayi ” or “Laali ni pi” sounds. In the narrow streets, there would be […]

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Mince Meet: The City’s Best Kheema Paos

The kheema pao is a somewhat underrated snack, a simple preparation of minced mutton and in rare cases beef, which is generally fried or cooked with onions, tomatoes, ginger, garlic and a blend of whole spices that lend it a fiery kick. Given the versatility of kheema, it’s not surprising that many restaurants serve it […]

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