‘Seasoned’ for Family and Friends: Contemporary Recipes with an Old World Flavour and Reminiscences and Vignettes of Life in Provincial India

Notion Press
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The aroma of baking bread, warm spicy apple pie or just plain fried eggs and crispy bacon, unpretentious food but are these some of your favourite recollections linked to home and hearth? In ‘Seasoned for Family and Friends’, and unusual and quirky recipe book, this is where the author takes you. You will be gifted with culinary hints, introduced to new and unusual ingredients from around the words, while the common and well known are in combinations that are quite different, resulting in some very delectable food. Written with warmth and sincerity, the author connects to the reader instantly. So walk into Morvarind’s kitchen anytime of the day, breakfast, lunch or dinner, and enjoy an assortment of delicious recipes to warm the heart.

Ingeniously interwoven through the recipes is a wonderfully refreshing narrative of real stories, anecdotes, and events from a gentler past. The author’s childhood in the sixties and seventies in a small provincial town in Southern India, and then through the eighties and beyond on an organic farm in the Western Ghats, which will give you an insider’s view of another India. So while you wait for that whistle to blow, milk to boil or your egg to coddle you might just read a story or two!

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For the past thirty-six years Morvarid, her husband David, and daughter Katrina have lived on an organic farm deep amid the jungles of the Western Ghats. Though agriculture has always been the family’s mainstay, in 2003 they opened a guesthouse. Working in her ‘Green and Yellow’ kitchen, Morvarid cooks for the many guests from around the world who visit The Hermitage.

This book she has written draws on her experiences of living in a rural community, of forging a deep, unbreakable bond with the surrounding environment, and growing her organic food. Morvarid’s family background, drawn from Zoroastrian, Irish, and Dutch ancestry gave her childhood a delightful insight into a melting pot of cultures, and this reflects in her cooking. 

Morvarid loves dogs, and grows ‘heirloom’ vegetables; collects owls, glass bottles and anything that’s old, and when she’s not cooking spends her time doing needlework, craftwork, and gardening. 

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Notion Press
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Published on
Oct 25, 2016
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Pages
316
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ISBN
9781946204363
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English
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Cooking / Regional & Ethnic / International
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