Meher Mirza

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.

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India’s Burning Hot Love for the Sizzler

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.

Meher Mirza

October 26, 2021

India’s Burning Hot Love for the Sizzler

How Food Has Sparked Protests Throughout History

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.

Meher Mirza

September 30, 2021

How Food Has Sparked Protests Throughout History

Why India isn't Known For its Alcohol

France has champagne, Japan has sake, Scotland has whiskey. So, why isn't India famous for an alcohol of its own?

Meher Mirza

September 02, 2021

Why India isn't Known For its Alcohol

Why India Still Loves Its Multi-Cuisine Restaurants

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.

Meher Mirza

June 10, 2021

Why India Still Loves Its Multi-Cuisine Restaurants

The Weight of Parsi Toddy

How an ancient tradition cemented itself in Parsi kitchens, and why it is now fading away.

Meher Mirza

April 14, 2021

The Weight of Parsi Toddy
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