Episode 54 - Recipes and Stories from an Afghan Kitchen
In this episode of ExtraVirgin Food and Travel Podcast, we talk with Durkhanai Ayubi, whose family owns Parwana restaurant in Adelaide, Australia.
Durkhanai is also the author of "Parwana, Recipes and Stories from an Afghan Kitchen," a book that delves into the ancient and contemporary history of Afghanistan, its location as an important destination on the ancient Silk Route, and how these factors have influenced the cuisine. We also discuss how Afghans eat, seasonal and celebratory rituals around food and some of the delicious ingredients that make up its cuisine.
We hear the stories of persecution and displacement and how her family healed the scars of their past by opening Parwana and sharing with people Afghanistan's deliciously aromatic food and hospitable culture.