Noorbanu Nimji spreads the joy of Ismaili cooking | CBC News Calgary

Nurbanu Nimji
Image:Julie Van Rosendaal

Even famed restaurateur Vikram Vij was apparently starstruck when he first met Mrs. Noorbanu Nimji.

Calgary cookbook author Noorbanu Nimji has sold more than a quarter million copies of her cookbooks. (Julie Van Rosendaal). Calgary food tour guide Karen Anderson recalls the time she went to introduce him to her mentor at his Vancouver restaurant.

“I already know who she is,” he gushed. “I have her cookbooks!”

But 80-year-old Calgarian Noorbanu Nimji has sold over 260,000 copies of her books. It was Anderson who introduced me to Nimji. The two met in the ’90s after Anderson took one of Noorbanu’s classes at the Cookbook Company Cooks, and she’s been learning from her ever since.

via Julie Van Rosendaal, for CBC News

Author: ismailimail

Independent, civil society media featuring Ismaili Muslim community, inter and intra faith endeavors, achievements and humanitarian works.

2 thoughts

  1. Dear Noorbanu Aunty, Congratulations to you. Wow, you should be proud of yourself. I know I am .

    Also, you don’t look like you are eighty years old! You look a lot younger. I am very happy for you. You deserve every bit of success and recognition.

    Looking at your picture reminded me of my childhood when I used to come to your house and play on the swings with Nazlin. At least you were always kind to me. God Bless you with good Health, Happiness and lots of success, Amen.

    Even Marco made Siro for me and it turned out very Good.

    Lots of Love, Azmina

    Sent from my iPhone



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