Coming from a family of passionate food lovers, my love for food and cooking started at a tender age. After many years of doing “other” equally fulfilling things- including pursuing multiple degrees of study, book and magazine publishing, media, logistics, IT and small scale farming, I finally took the plunge to refine my cooking skills and share them with a world of food lovers. It gives me a great sense of joy and purpose. The name Avesta is derived from the holy book of the Zoroastrians. The word means refuge. principle,, foundation and fellowship. The ethos of all we do is embodied in the word Avesta: Life Is Big. The Avesta kitchen.