MAMAN'S HOMESICK PIE: A Persian Heart in an American Kitchen
Edition: First printing.
Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books, 2011. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A book which is at once a memoir and a cookbook - In 1978, when the revolution in Iran threatened their safety, her family fled to California's Bay Area, where the familiar flavors of Bijan's mother's cooking formed a bridge to the life they left behind. She tells of her life from the Persian world of her youth, her teenage years in America, her studies at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, and finally back to San Francisco, where she opened her own celebrated bistro. And she shares thirty recipes from her childhood (Saffron Yogurt Rice with Chicken and Eggplant and Orange Cardamom Cookies), her French training (Ratatouille with Black Olives and Fried Bread and Purple Plum Skillet Tart), and her cooking career (Roast Duck Legs with Dates and Warm Lentil Salad and Rose Petal Ice Cream). SIGNED on the title page. 250 pp. ISBN: 9781565129573.
Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers boards (a new copy), no dust jacket as issued.