Ayubi Family

Ayubi family

Family, friends and culture

Zelmai and Farida Ayubi migrated to Australia from Afghanistan with their young family in 1987 at the height of the Cold War. After settling, the Ayubi family established Parwana as a way to share an authentic piece of Afghanistan culture and history.

Chef Farida abides by the Afghanistan hospitality she remembers: gregarious, generous and endless. Her style of cooking recalls memories of watching her family’s chef prepare heaped platters of long-grain rice decorated with jewel-like toppings. She learnt to fold dumplings and to season sauces to perfection while also acquiring the gift of balancing spices with ease.

In Afghanistan meals are a ritual combining family, friends and culture – exactly as Parwana recommends enjoying their inimitable meals.

Events featuring the Ayubi family

Glasshouse Kitchen - Generations | 14 April

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