Cookbook: Parsi Cuisine Manna of the 21st Century (Printed Book)

Parsi Cuisine Manna of the 21st Century


Written for today’s generation of cooks and food enthusiasts, the cookbook “Parsi Cuisine Manna of the 21st Century” by Rita Jamshed Kapadia provides a treasure trove of recipes, along with an immersive cultural experience for those seeking to understand this ancient and timeless cuisine. Besides being a reference, a coffee table item, it also makes a ideal gift for your children and friends.

The cookbook provides classical and regional Parsi / Parsee recipes as well as an introduction to Parsi heritage, history, and culture. The book’s full color photographs and 340 pages are intertwined with descriptions of ancient and modern Parsi ceremonies, folktales, anecdotes.

  •    New Recipes adapted from Sixteenth-Century Parsi cookbooks
  •    Vegetarian, Persian and unique British Raj era foods explained
  •    A glance at a few hundred years of the history of Parsi Cooking
  •    Master recipes with photos illustrating the steps.
  •    Color photos of most recipes with tips on presentation

Book Details:                                              

8.5″ x 11″ (21.59 x 27.94 cm)
Full Color, Glossy Cover, printed in USA.
340 pages

ISBN-13: 978-1499730289

Our Parsi Cuisine cookbook series are a labor of love. Each cookbook began in an effort to maintain and preserve our recipes and traditions for the next generation, many of whom have been raised in USA, UK, Australia, France, Germany, Canada  and other countries outside of India.

Parsi Zarathushtis from India have settled in North America and other continents making the land they live in their home.  Adapting to the local produce available, Parsi Cuisine takes on a nuance of that local area. This style of cooking incorporates Indian, Persian, Asian, Mediterranean and other styles.

Many of the recipes are the original dishes cooked by Parsi women and “babarchis” (cooks) from Surat, Navsari and Bharuch – bringing to life and preserving cuisine that may otherwise be lost forever. These cookbooks have authentic, tested mouth-watering recipes with historical background of traditional Parsi Cuisine. Parsi, Persian and Indian Heritage background is given wherever appropriate. I have tried to emphasize how nutritious Parsi-style of cooking is even now in the 21st century.

I hope these cookbooks inspire you to cook and use as a reference cookbook for friends. Gift them, display them in your home – makes an excellent Coffee Table Book.

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25% discount (expires October 31, 2014).

Parsi Cuisine Cookbooks  25% off Name & Phone (please circle your item of purchase)
1)      Custards and Egg Dishes  $ 15
2)      Dhansak  $ 15
3)      Mava Cake Lovers and Mava dishes $ 15
4)      Pickles $ 15
5)      Meats $ 15
6)      Seafood $ 15
7)      Desserts $ 15
8)      Manna of the 21st Century                $ 50

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