Ep. 09: Parsi Fusion Food: Authencity v/s Innovation

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On yet another episode of Not Just Dhansak, Perzen Patel is joined by well-known Chef & Restaurant Consultant, Viraf Patel. Together they discuss a hotly debated topic in the food world today of autheticity v/s innovation, especially within regional cuisines. How do people react to these innovations? Why is experimentation looked down upon? Isn't Parsi food all about fusion and adaptation?

Tune in to find some answers to this never ending debate as Viraf shares his childhood memories around food made by his grandmother and how he grew up as a Kitchen Kid.

Follow the Bawi Bride, Perzen Patel, on Instagram @perzenpatel


Check out Bawi Bride's blog for Parsi food recipes:
http://www.bawibride.com/

You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.

You can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.com/

Ep. 08: Time & Talents Club 2.0?

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On this episode, Bawi Bride Perzen Patel is in conversation with Vera Dinshaw Springett who pioneered an online community on Facebook called 'Parsis Exchange Recipes'.

Vera shares anecdotes from her childhood in Karachi and now as a parent in Chicago. Can food be an entity that unites us no matter what land we live in? How did an online community that exchanges Parsi recipes come into existence? Can the people you interact with online turn into real friends?

Vera and Perzen talk extensively about the importance of documenting not only Parsi food but the stories and memories various people have around those dishes. They discuss how online forums like Parsis Exchange Recipes are the 2.0 version of the historic Time & Talents Club where lost recipes can find a place to shine! Tune in to this conversation to find out how a simple online group can strengthen the sense of community and help forge new entrepreneurs too.

Follow the Bawi Bride, Perzen Patel, on Instagram @perzenpatel

Check out Bawi Bride's blog for Parsi food recipes:
http://www.bawibride.com/

You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.

You can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.com/

Ep. 07: The Funny Parsis

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On this new episode, Bawi Bride Perzen Patel talks to two famous television personalities, Cyrus Broacha and Kunal Vijaykar about their childhood memories around Parsi food.

Together, they recall the Parsi food from popular food joints and neighbourhood gullies they grew up in. Cyrus, Kunal and Perzen also talk about the “Parsi Vegetarian” and discuss how today’s Parsi is different from that of a decade ago.

What are the multiple ways of having and making Dhansak? How many different akuris have they had? This laughter filled episode has conversations about Irani cafes, food walks and all things Bhonu. It's nostalgic and at the same time celebrates the evolution of Parsi food. So without further ado, come join Kunal, Cyrus and Bawi Bride on this trip down memory lane.

Follow the Bawi Bride, Perzen Patel, on Instagram @perzenpatel

Check out Bawi Bride's blog for Parsi food recipes:
http://www.bawibride.com/

You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.

You can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.com/

Ep. 06: Who Is Your Wedding Caterer, Dikra?

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This week we dive into the elusive Parsi wedding and the delicacies one can find there. Bawi Bride, Perzen Patel talks to Kaizad Patel from Kaizad Patel Caterers about all the food traditions associated with a Parsi wedding and why the menu never changes. He shares his journey of taking over his father's business and going from cooking in a 5 star kitchen building to cooking on wood fire at outdoor locations across Mumbai.

How central is food to the Parsi wedding? Well, it is certainly more important than the bride and the groom! Together, Perzen and Kaizad discuss whether innovation is really needed when catering to a Parsi wedding and Kaizad shares insides secrets on how he manages to serve food to 1000+ guests daily for four months of the year. Tune in to get some delicious insights into Parsi weddings.

Warning: do not listen to this episode while hungry.

Parsi Food Recipes from Parsi Wedding Menu:
http://www.bawibride.com/lagan-nu-custard/
http://www.bawibride.com/patra-ni-machchi/
http://www.bawibride.com/saas-ni-fish/
http://www.bawibride.com/fried-bombay-ducks/

Follow the Bawi Bride, Perzen Patel, on Instagram @perzenpatel

Check out Bawi Bride's blog for Parsi food recipes:
http://www.bawibride.com/

You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.

You can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.com/

Ep. 05: When Parsis Bake Cakes

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On this episode, Bawi Bride Perzen Patel is in conversation with Kainaz Messman, Founder of the famous Indian brand Theobroma Patisserie. Kainaz shares stories of her idyllic childhood where midnight feasts cooked by her mom developed her love for food. What are the Parsi roots and habits that influence her style of cooking and baking? How did she start Theobroma and what was the process they used to expand?

Be a part of this conversation where Kainaz opens up about her startup journey and shares the value of working with family when it comes to starting a business. Through her cakes and bakes, Theobroma revolutionized the taste of Mumbai and revived the bakery culture of India. Tune into this 5th episode of Not Just Dhansak to learn how Kainaz dreamt it all and executed it one small step at a time.

You can find out more about Theobroma on their official website:
https://theobroma.in/

Follow the Bawi Bride, Perzen Patel, on Instagram @perzenpatel

Check out Bawi Bride's blog for Parsi food recipes:
http://www.bawibride.com/

You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.

You can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.com/

Ep. 04: Cookbooks and Documenting Our Food

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On this episode, Bawi Bride Perzen Patel discusses documentation of the Parsi Food with author and food blogger, Niloufer Mavalvala. Niloufer shares her journey of starting a blog, creating a community around it and organizing Cooking Luncheons where women with similar interests came together to learn and share recipes. She talks about writing a cookbook with a mainstream publisher and compares that experience to self publishing which is what she is doing for her upcoming book.

When Niloufer started cooking she had her Villie Aunty who constantly inspired her. Together, Perzen and Niloufer talk about the importance of having someone like that who helps one cook better and continuously improve their craft. They also plunge into their memories around cooking and hosting luncheons as well as food blogging. Tune in to this episode to know more about Parsi cookbooks and how important food documentation is for preserving a culture.

Check out Niloufer Mavalvala's website for her innovative Parsi recipes:
http://www.nilouferskitchen.com/

Follow the Bawi Bride, Perzen Patel, on Instagram @perzenpatel


Check out Bawi Bride's blog for Parsi food recipes:
http://www.bawibride.com/

You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.

You can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.com/

Ep. 03: Home Chefs - The Parsi Food Custodians

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On this episode, Bawi Bride Perzen Patel talks to home chefs Gulrukh Irani and Furrokh Regina and discusses why people like them are the true custodians of Parsi food. They discuss their childhood memories of partaking Parsi food, learning how to cook it and eventually deciding to sell it. Through their personal journeys you can discover what goes into making the perfect Dar ni Pori, Vasanu, Badaam Pak, Topli nu Paneer and other such secret Parsi treats.

Together, Perzen and her guests also discuss the role technology has played in generating business for home chefs while also debating if they would ever choose to scale their business. Tune in to this journey to know more about the Dolly aunties selling home-made Parsi food.

Follow Gulrukh Irani's Kitchen- Soul Chome on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/SoulChome/

Bawi Bride has shared some recipes from her Kitchen. Do check that out.
Dar ni Pori : http://www.bawibride.com/dar-ni-pori/
Vasanu: http://www.bawibride.com/vasanu/
Kheema Cutlets: http://www.bawibride.com/mummys-kheema-cutlets/

Follow the Bawi Bride, Perzen Patel, on Instagram @perzenpatel


Check out Bawi Bride's blog for Parsi food recipes:
http://www.bawibride.com/

You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.

You can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.com/

Ep. 02: Batasas and the Parsi Bakery

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On this episode, Bawi Bride Perzen Patel is in conversation with the sixth generation owner of the very famous Dotivala Bakery in Surat, Cyrus Dotivala.

Cyrus shares the story of how bread traveled from Dutch settlers to Parsis and how the famous Parsi Batasas and Nankhatai were invented. Together they talk about multi-generational businesses and how technology is required for them to stay relevant today.

What is the future of Parsi and Irani bakeries in India? To what length can one adapt and change? As they discuss the minute details of baking and the Parsi culture of partaking Batasa with their tea, yet another amazing chapter of Parsi food history unfolds.

Find out more about the Dotivala Bakery on:
http://www.dotivala.com/

Follow the Bawi Bride, Perzen Patel, on Instagram @perzenpatel


Check out Bawi Bride's blog for Parsi food recipes:
http://www.bawibride.com/

You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.

You can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.com/

Ep. 01: What is Parsi Food, really?

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On the first episode of our Parsi food show, Not Just Dhansak, our host Perzen Patel, popularly known as the Bawi Bride, is in conversation with archaeologist and food historian, Kurush Dalal.

When he is not digging and teaching, Kurush runs a boutique catering company, Katy’s Kitchen. They reminisce about their childhood food memories and discuss the food that graces Parsi kitchens (hint: not Dhansak). Kurush talks about his mother Katy Dalal and how Parsi food has adapted to local culture over centuries. Together they trace the evolution of Parsi food that was distributed from gymkhanas earlier to its widespread distribution from new start-ups today.

What is Parsi food really? Did the Parsis eat Dhansak in Persia too? To know the answers, tune into the first episode of our new podcast.

Follow Kurush Dalal on Instagram @kurushdalal

Check out Kurush Dalal's blog 'Eats, Feeds and Digs' here: (http://eatsfeedsanddigs.blogspot.com/)

Follow the Bawi Bride, Perzen Patel, on Instagram @perzenpatel

Check out Bawi Bride's blog for Parsi food recipes: (https://www.instagram.com/perzenpatel/?hl=en)

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Ep. 00: Introduction

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A weekly food show that aims to showcase that there is more to Parsis and their food than Dhansak! Perzen Patel, better known as Bawi Bride talks to friends, home chefs and Parsi food entrepreneurs about all things Bhonu. Their personal journeys and memories show the evolution of Parsi food and Parsi owned businesses over time. As these Bawas share their stories we get to learn what it takes to start up a food business today, grow family legacies, adapt a traditional cuisine and much more!

Be ready to titillate your taste buds as you listen to tales around food. New episode out every tuesday, starting from 30th April.

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