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Parsi Kitchen: A Memoir of Food and Family by Anahita Dhondy

HarperCollins presents ‘The Parsi Kitchen: A Memoir of Food and Family’ by Anahita Dhondy HarperCollins is proud to present a warm and whimsical memoir about embracing the cuisine that one grew up with – The Parsi Kitchen A Memoir of Food and Family by Anahita Dhondy.Praise for the Book Anahita is part of a new generation of Indian chefs who build on the legacies of the past. Praise for the Book ”Anahita is part of a new generation of Indian chefs who build on the legacies of the past. She is ...
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Parsi chef Anahita Dhondy on her newest passion

The young food expert launches a book and a passion project that focuses on her Parsi roots at the same time By Karishma Kuenzang | Hindustan Times PUBLISHED ON SEP 04, 2021 09:43 PM IST Last year was tough for the food & beverage industry and, like most restaurants across the country, Sodabottleopenerwala was completely shut from March to September. But chefs cannot sit idle at home, which is why chef Anahita Dhondy, 30, the former head chef and chef partner at the Cyberhub, Gurgaon outlet of ...
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Chef Anahita Dhondy at the United Nations Week 2018 in New York

Our regular reader and friend Rusi Sorabji sent us this write up about A young Parsi Lady Chef at the UN week 2018 Last week of September, World leaders, Queens, Presidents, Vice Presidents, Prime Ministers and the like, were dashing to be at the week long, United Nations 2018 General Assembly Meeting in New York, but unknown to the Zoroastrian community in India or elsewhere, a young Parsi lady was also headed there. Unlike the others, this young Parsi lady from the National Capital Region was...
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‘There is no gender in the kitchen, we are all equals’ – Chef Anahita Dhondy

Anahita Dhondy doesn’t like being called ‘female’ or ‘celebrity’ chef, though she fits both definitions. Over a couple of rushed phone calls and food orders, we talk to this 28-year-old on why there aren’t enough women chefs in India. By Devika Chitnis, yourstory.com The chef’s coat, hair tied back, shuffling pots and pans in a high-pressure kitchen and delegating tasks while making Mutton Dhansak at SodaBottleOpenerWala in Gurgaon, Anahita Dhondy is as close to the perfect definition of a che...
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Preserving Parsi Traditions

In the highly competitive food and beverage business environment of Delhi–National Capital Region, the restaurant brand SodaBottleOpenerWala is just another name where customers expect a fine dining experience. Yet, there is a uniqueness to the restaurant. In Delhi-NCR, where the knowledge of Parsi cuisine is still very limited, a young chef Anahita Dhondy, who is in charge of the operations of the restaurant brand, wants to make Parsi cuisine popular and she has been partially successful in doi...
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Trial by fire: Women chefs and the challenges they face in kitchens

THE YOUNG BOSS: ‘I HAD TO DEMAND TO BE HEARD’ At 23, Delhi-born Anahita Dhondy took up her first job in a professional kitchen. Armed with a grand diplome from Le Cordon Bleu, London, she joined as chef manager, a title which put her at the top of the kitchen’s pecking order. It was also a title that would become one of her biggest challenges over the next three years. “Being young and a woman acted doubly against me,” says Dhondy. “I was seen as flippant, someone who would leave the kitchen in ...
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Is Anahita Dhondy rewriting the future of the cookbook?

A 25-year-old chef’s book may change the way recipes are served up to readers in India “When I entered I got the aroma of jasmine flowers. So I told my mum, we’ll dry a batch of jasmine and put it in a bottle to use in gin cocktails the next time we have a party.” For publishing companies, cookbooks are a regular ingredient in the year’s mix. But whipping up a smorgasbord of stories, history and recipes has almost become a formula, with not much effort being put into innovating ...
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