A Unique Cookbook
It gives me great pleasure to put up two new books on the Ilm-e-Khshnoom SkyDrive today. Vividh Vani, part 1 and part 2 by Meherbai Jamshedji Wadia has been a classic reference book for thousands of Parsi ladies over one hundred years.
First published at the turn of the 20th century, this mammoth book of two parts totaling 1500 pages carries over 2000 recipes, ranging from traditional Parsi to continental and Indian cuisines. Written in an era where all cooking was done on a wood stove and without fancy gadgets, no running water and no refrigeration, Vividh Vani offers us an in-depth look at the hard life of the traditional Parsi lady of those times. By itself, the book is very valuable. But what makes it even more interesting to students of religion and Parsi history is the sad story it presents of a time when the medical sciences had not developed, and when contagious diseases could ravage entire cities in a few months.
Click Hereto know more information about the book by Ervad Marzban J Hathiram on his Farshogard Blog
Click Here to View / Download Part I of the Book
Click Here to View / Download Part II of the Book
Please be patient, the downloads are large and will take some time. Please note that both the parts are in Gujarati
Courtesy : www.frashogard.com
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Does anyone know of an English translation of this book?
I have the books and would like to get them values.