August 2, 2018

Ancient cooking book “Vividh Vani” by Meherbai Jamshedji Wadia

Dear All,

It gives me great pleasure to make available the PRINTED  “Vividh Vani” by Meherbai Jamshedji Wadia. 

First published in circa 1867, this mammoth cookbooks of two volumes total 1570 pages and has 2180 recipes, of traditional Parsi Indian cuisine, plus Continental Western and British Cuisines. This cookbook is an antique and many Zoroastrian Parsis hold it the dearly as an family heirloom. (including myself). My original copy is now falling apart like a cracker paper, and is kept in sealed plastic bags. Worms are probably eating away the paper! 30 years back I brought this original copy from Ahmedabad, India. It took me 6 months of work to scan these on a paper scanner, print and collate. I made a handwritten index in English so I could search recipes and then read the Gujarati text and cook for my family here in USA.

Through software and amazon services, We have managed to print the “Vividh Vani” in high quality paper . You can now own a brand-new copy of the Vividh Vani in strong paper bound books. These printed volumes are exactly the same antique and original books of Meherbai Jamshedji Wadia. They include photos and letters of the Wadia family. They are a legacy item for the parsi kom that can be preserved another 1000 years and more! 

I have distributed the book as a FREE digital download for years on my website atwww.ParsiCuisine.comand now it is available in 2 four inch thick volumes. See photo (attached) and product details below. 

Printed Paperback of the Ancient cooking book “Vividh Vani” by Meherbai Jamshedji Wadia

Products from Amazon.com

Volume 1 Product details

  • Paperback: 792 pages
  • Language: Gujarati
  • ISBN-10: 1724206532
  • ISBN-13: 978-1724206534
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.8 x 9 inches

Volume 2 Product details

  • Paperback: 778 pages
  • Language: Gujarati
  • ISBN-10: 1724202332
  • ISBN-13: 978-1724202338
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.8 x 9 inches

Best regards,

Rita Kapadia

 

 

 

Rita

Rita has authored and published several Cookbooks & eBooks, which are sold on Amazon.com and worldwide. Please visit Amazon’s Author - Rita Jamshed Kapadia Page  You can follow her on this website www.ParsiCuisine.com, on Twitter @ParsiCuisine and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ParsiCuisine

3 thoughts on “Ancient cooking book “Vividh Vani” by Meherbai Jamshedji Wadia

  1. Rita you are the best of bestest the hard work of putting these books tog taking the time to share with us God bless
    Didn’t know where to post it so all could see
    Rashida Gadiwalla us

  2. Thank you Rashida. So glad this book is being downloaded into homes and read. Our food and history should be celebrated.

    This is indeed a good place to post your comments and feedback. I am trying to encourage use of this website and am delighted to hear from people.

    Rita

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