Zara Houshmand is an Iranian-American writer. She is active in modern Iranian theater as well as traditional Balinese puppetry, and her own plays have been produced in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York. She cooks compulsively for friends and especially enjoys cooking for retreats.
"One of San Francisco's top 100 restaurants!"--San Francisco Chronicle
"I was delighted by the range and depth of the cuisine in Tsering's cookbook and after cooking some of the food I can certainly see why her restaurant in San Francisco is so popular."--The Austin Chronicle "The best general introduction to Tibetan cooking available to home cooks. . . . The dinners are quite ecstatic."--The Asian Foodbookery