Jamjoji is a compilation of food memories and recipes that have been painstakingly
collected from the Parsi community.
Food is an integral part of Parsi culture. Many dishes have ceremonial value, while others
simply reflect the mix of Persian, Indian and Colonial influences that have shaped the
Parsi population. In most cases these recipes are greatly treasured, and like family
heirlooms were passed down from generation to generation. Some recipes were
handed down through years of practice and careful instruction, others are
scribbled in ageing recipe books and on pieces of paper.
As the diaspora spreads across the world, Jamjoji keeps the tradition of Parsi cooking
alive by weaving food and narratives together, acting like a virtual
scrapbook for stories and recipes.