COTM May 2014 Announcement Thread: My Bombay Kitchen: Traditional and Modern Parsi Cooking by Niloufer Ichaporia King
- delys77 Apr 21, 2014 08:30 PM
The winner of this round of voting for the Cookbook of the Month this May 2014 is My Bombay Kitchen: Traditional and Modern Parsi Home Cooking by Niloufer Ichaporia King.
This month promises to be very exciting with lots of exotic and interesting recipes, even for those of us who are quite familiar with the cuisines of India.
Please feel free to use this thread to discuss the upcoming COTM while we wait for May to begin.
If you are interested in viewing the threads that got us here please see the following:
I have spent a bit of time looking for online recipes and it would seem that there are a fair number of recipes visible on google books or as sample pdf chapters, but not as many available through regular online searches (ie. websites/blogs). That said, I have come across a few and will add more as time allows. Plus I am sure many of my fellow COTM participants might weigh in with their sleuthing.
Also, as I was a bit pressed, I have not confirmed with certainty that the below are true to the book but they did come up in my search.
Everyday Dal, New Year's Milk Shake, Eggs on Potato Chips
Akuki, Cardamom Cake, Ginger and Cucumber Salad
Parsi Tomato Chutneyhttp://www.travelerslunchbox.com/journal/201...
One Hundred Almond Curryhttp://www.travelerslunchbox.com/journal/200...
Parsi Style Turkey Burgershttp://turmericsaffron.blogspot.ca/2012_06_01_archive.html
Have a great evening all and can't wait till May.
Thanks Delys. I just ordered the book and know there will be some recipes we'll be able to make this month, unlike the last few months.
Just went by the library and picked up my copy of My Bombay Kitchen as well as The New Persian Kitchen. I have to say, both look very enticing. I would happily cook from TNPK next month if it is nominated again. In any case, I think we are in for a treat this month.
After looking over the book, it is very familiar to me so I think I may have checked it out in the past (perhaps when it was nominated another time?) and I remember how fascinating I found the whole Parsi subculture. I will enjoy learning more about it - again.
I will say I am very into My Paris Kitchen right now and I can't imagine cooking out of anything else at the moment. I will be making recipes number 2 and 3 tonight for dinner (celery root salad and buckwheat ham and cheese crepes). As of today I have read through p. 185 and want to make every single thing I have read about!
I'm looking forward to May! I've had the book for quite a while but can't recall making anything from it.
I'm not sure I'll actually be able to get the book, as it is says 2 to 4 weeks for shipping from Amazon.ca and it isn't available at all from other Canadian booksellers (Chapters/Indigo). Amazon.com will get it here in time with the rush shipping, but that brings the cost with duty to $35, which would be ok if I were sure about the book, but it is tough to say site unseen.
Also, it doesn't seem to be available as an Ebook on either of the platforms I use, Kindle or Ipad.
I might have to try the library.
Don't want to sound like I'm complaining but it shouldn't be that hard to get a book these days.
Delys, I have the book coming to me at the library but I am pretty sure I won't to buy it and was checking around. Chapters has it in stock: http://www.chapters.indigo.ca/home/se...
Pretty sure they offer free shipping and the price is comparable to Amazon. I am planning to stop by a store tonight to see if they have it on the shelf and what is the price difference.
yup it is in stock, but still $35 with shipping since it is under the minimum for free shipping. Not complaining, but thinking I might sit this one out since I'm not sold on the book and it is proving difficult to get. I'm sure one of those with the book can share the page numbers with me for the purposes of posting the thread. I looked at google books to see if I could get the table of contents but it isn't there.