Meher Mirza is an internationally-published food, travel and culture writer based in Mumbai, India. She explores the anthropology of Indian food and culture through a postcolonial prism, with a special focus on her community, the Parsis.
The scorch-your-tongue dish grew popular in the 1960s, but few know how it came to India. Some say California, others Japan, but the real story is not so straightforward.
October 26, 2021
Indian farmers today, who are fighting against new corporate-friendly farm bills, follow a long line of revolutionaries who used food as a means of protest.
September 30, 2021
France has champagne, Japan has sake, Scotland has whiskey. So, why isn't India famous for an alcohol of its own?
September 02, 2021
The Indian “multi-cuisine” — which emerged over 50 years ago — is what happens when your dad wants masala dosa, your grandparents want Hyderabadi biryani, and your sibling wants fettuccine Alfredo.
June 10, 2021
How an ancient tradition cemented itself in Parsi kitchens, and why it is now fading away.
April 14, 2021
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