A Sip, a Bite, a Mouthful: A Memoir of Food and Growing Up in Shiraz

A story of growing up in Shiraz of the 1960s told through memories of food and cuisine, A Sip, A Bite, A Mouthful contains an account of Iranian customs, passions and rituals; it depicts a vivid picture of life in pre- and post-revolutionary Iran; and it touches on experiences of Iranian expatriates and the migration of their favourite foods, feasts, tastes and eating habits to the west. More

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Published: Aug. 29, 2012
Words: 71,680
Language: English
ISBN: 9780988116306
About Afsaneh Hojabri

I was born and raised in Shiraz, Iran and emigrated to Canada in 1989. I completed my MA degree in anthropology from York University in Toronto and, for the past 15 years, have worked as a freelance researcher, a project coordinator, a trainer and a writer. I am passionate about writing, blogging and cooking, and I live in a house on West Island in Montreal’s suburbs with my husband, our dog, and a mind full of memories. A Sip, A Bite, A Mouthful is my first book-length publication.

Reviews

Review by: Faezeh on May 21, 2013 : (no rating)
Dear Afsaneh, I just finished reading your book and I'm craving Persian food so bad..
I really enjoyed reading it, the way in which you have described all the details of the cooking processes and all the cultural aspects of a Persian household fascinated me.
I loved how you deeply analyzed personalities, gestures, traditions, social, cultural, and religious elements in the lives of Persians and how you skilfully created the scenes, colors, and even the tastes of your stories vividly in the mind of your reader.
thank you for sharing your memories and all those colorful stories with me, you made me laugh and you made me cry, and I'm still wondering if the ghalyeh that was made with tomato sauce tasted as good as the authentic one? :)
I hope I get to read another wonderful book written by you very soon, I wish you all the best and success..
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Shohreh Mirfendereski on Sep. 09, 2012 : (no rating)
Well Done!!I just finished reading the first 2 chapters, and am anxious to read the rest. I have always enjoyed reading and listening to everyday people's stories. There is a lot to identify with, and a lot to learn from. As a matter of fact I think every family should have someone with good intentions and good memory to record things that are part of life and may not be a big deal at the time, but shape the soul of everyone involved.Afsaneh Hojabri has done just that. Great idea to capture delicious memories!
(reviewed the day of purchase)

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