“Discovering my roots”

The Parsi Kitchen: A Memoir of Food and Family by Anahita Dhondy. Published in 2021 by HarperCollins Publishers, A-75, Sector 57, Noida, 201301; website: www.harpercollins.co.in. Pp: 200. Price: Rs 999. Each of the Parsi staples that Anahita Dhondy refers to in the first part of her book The Parsi Kitchen: A Memoir of Food and Family, is accompanied by a melange of memories — how food was cooked in her grandparents’ home in Allahabad; how her mother Nilufer’s culinary skills inspired her. The tome contains a selection of 12 Parsi staple dishes (think ravo, akuri, dhansak and prawn curry) and about......

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