PEDATHA – a tribute by Sandhya

February 20, 2010

Today is two years since Pedatha passed away. But her memory is as fresh as a morning rose in the hearts of those who knew her and loved her. We post this tribute by Sandhya, a.k.a Sandy, the better half of Pranav Jain whose favourite birthday gift is a meal from Pedatha’s book. She writes: [...]

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Our World is Empty Now ~ Mortal & The Immortal

February 20, 2008

MESSAGES WE RECEIVED WHEN PEDATHA PASSED AWAY: >> Am really sorry for it. Though I was not blessed to know her personally but how can I forget her magic! The book is still with me, and it will always be. Bidisha Chatterjee, Feb 21, 2008 >> Our heartfelt condolences…may the departed soul rest in Peace…Its [...]

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Pedatha answers 10 questions on Andhra food for Outlook

February 13, 2006

The Outlook Magazine interviewed 83-year-old Pedatha (Mrs. Subhadra Krishna Rao Parigi) after she became the protagonist of the Andhra vegetarian cookbook which won several international awards. Anand asks her some questions which she answers in her usual friendly cheerful style, “I learnt my basic cooking in 1930s and 40s from my mother and great grandmother…Guthi [...]

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Pedatha – An introduction by her sister Mrs Sarala Surya Rao

August 26, 2005

“Those who meet her love her, and those who eat her food admire her cooking,” writes Mrs. Sarala Surya Rao about her sister Mrs. Subhadra Rao Parigi, a.k.a. Pedatha. Find below the foreword written by her titled “Pedatha…an inspiration” in our cookbook “Cooking at Home with Pedatha”. “‘Pedatha’ is my eldest sister Subhadra Krishna Rau [...]

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