Maman's Homesick Pie
A Persian Heart in An American KitchenLarge Print - 2011
For Donia Bijan's family, food has been the language used for telling stories and communicating love. In 1978, when the Islamic Revolution in Iran threatened their safety, they fled to California, where the familiar flavors of Bijan's mother's cooking formed a bridge to the life they left behind. Now, through the prism of food, award-winning chef Donia Bijan unwinds her own story and finds that, at the heart of it all, is her mother. From the Persian world of her youth to the American life she embraced, from her years at Paris's Le Cordon Bleu and apprenticeships in France's three-star kitchens back to San Francisco where she opened her own celebrated bistro, Bijan evokes a vibrant kaleidoscope of cultures and cuisines. And she shares thirty inspired recipes from her childhood, her French training, and her cooking career. An exhilarating, heartfelt memoir, Maman's Homesick Pie is also a reminder of the women who encourage us to shine. Donia's love for her mother and her home, as well as for adventure and the power of good food, sings from every page.
Publisher: Thorndike, Me. : Center Point Pub., 2011,c2012.
Branch Call Number: 641.5955 BIJAN
Characteristics: 294 p. ; 23 cm.