Parwana: Recipes and Stories from an Afghan Kitchen
Parwana: Recipes and Stories from an Afghan Kitchen
Parwana: Recipes and Stories from an Afghan Kitchen
€43,90

Durkhanai Ayubi

Parwana: Recipes and Stories from an Afghan Kitchen

With beautiful food and location photography, this compilation offers valuable insights into the origins and heritage of Afghan cuisine and a fresh perspective to one of the oldest civilizations.

Zelmai and Farida Ayubi, author Durkhanai Ayubi's parents, fled Afghanistan with their children in 1985 at the height of the Cold War. They opened a family-run restaurant, Parwana, in 2009 to share their memories through the delights of Afghan cuisine, infused with Afghanistan's rich historical culture and traditions of generosity and hospitality, to offer a more complete picture of the country they had left behind.


Winner of The Guild of Food Writers award for best international cookbook 2021


• Authentic recipes from an Afghan kitchen.

• Inspiration and ideas for special and everyday dishes, combined with stories about the ritual and significance of Afghan ingredients and recipes.

• A vivid and enriching story about how food connects people and communities, showing how food anchors us to our ancestry and can also be a bridge that connects us to people with very different experiences of life.

• With more than 65 million refugees, asylum seekers or displaced people worldwide, there is a poignant universality in this story, regardless of where in the world the story starts and ends.

• Approximately 100 recipes that have been in the family for generations, especially adapted for the home cook.

• Breathtakingly beautiful food photography and family photos.


*10€ from this purchase will be a donation to Humanitarian Aid Fund to support initiatives outside of Estonia.