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By Donia Bijan

For Donia Bijan’s kinfolk, meals has been the language they use to inform their tales and to speak their love. In 1978, while the Islamic revolution in Iran threatened their security, they fled to California’s Bay sector, the place the commonplace flavors of Bijan’s mother’s cooking shaped a bridge to the existence they left in the back of. Now, throughout the prism of nutrients, award-winning chef Donia Bijan unwinds her personal tale, discovering that on the middle of all of it is her mom, whose love and help enabled Bijan to achieve her dreams.

From the Persian global of her formative years to the yank lifestyles she embraced as to her years at Le sous-chef in Paris (studying below the notorious Madame Brassart) to apprenticeships in France’s three-star kitchens and at last again to San Francisco, the place she opened her personal celebrated bistro, Bijan inspires a colourful kaleidoscope of cultures and cuisines. and he or she stocks thirty encouraged recipes from her youth (Saffron Yogurt Rice with chook and Eggplant and Orange Cardamom Cookies), her French education (Ratatouille with Black Olives and Fried Bread and crimson Plum Skillet Tart), and her cooking profession (Roast Duck Legs with Dates and hot Lentil Salad and Rose Petal Ice Cream).

An exhilarating, heartfelt memoir, Maman’s Homesick Pie is usually a reminder of the ladies who inspire us to shine.

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A cow had given birth to a beautiful male calf. The mother was allowed to nurse her calf but for a single night. On the second day after birth, my uncle took the calf from the mother and placed him in the veal pen in the barn—only ten yards away, in plain view of the mother. The mother cow could see her infant, smell him, hear him, but could not touch him, comfort him, or nurse him. The heartrending bellows that she poured forth— minute after minute, hour after hour, for five long days—were excruciating to listen to.

As much as we might try to defend our predilections, there is no deductive way to explain them. They are simply a part of us, the special attributes that make each of us uniquely ourselves. Few of us relish the idea that our propensities may be the result of cultural conditioning—that we are products of our environment and not the other way around. 22 chapter 2 Numerous influences contribute to the development of our tastes, outlook, and beliefs, which combine to create our worldview—“truths” we accept, take for granted, and rarely challenge.

Yet my traditions— everything I had been taught to believe and to honor—said that eating meat, animals, was okay, unquestionably accepted and inherently good. To listen to my own thoughts and decide for myself would be to reject the central celebration of meat by my friends and family, for I knew that once I accepted the cruelty 28 chapter 2 and cut meat from my diet, it would not be okay to be around others and remain silent, as if nothing were amiss, as if nothing had changed. To this day, I dread discussing vegetarianism.

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