Much more than just a Middle Eastern cookbook, In a Persian Kitchen offers a look at a rich culinary culture in delightful detail. With colorful notes that reflect her family's traditions, Maideh Mazda offers readers the possibility of creating the delicate flavors of Persian cuisine. Maideh prioritizes economy and availability of ingredients, while at the same time offering wholly authentic recipes for such delicacies as: Pomengranate Sauce Ashe Reshte, a hearty beef noodle and lentil soup scented with cinnamom Ashe Torsh, a delicate dried fruit soup with cinnamon and mint And many more… Notes on preparation and reflections on her experience of Persian food and eating customs growing up in a traditional Azerbijian household make this book "a pleasure to read" —The New York Times.
An Irish Times Best Food Book of the Year. 'A dream of a cookery book. Sumptuous, tempting with quite beautiful photography.' Irish Examiner 'The book is so beautiful, full of [your] own photographs, that look like gorgeous still life paintings.' Suzy Kline, BBC R4 Saturday Live 'The best kind of cookbook are those that you make you want to scribble and make every dish.' The Hampstead Kitchen 'A menu of Middle Eastern gems to tempt the taste buds' Sunday Express Gourmand World Cookbook 2019 award finalist Author and photographer Atoosa Sepehr offers not just mouthwatering traditional Iranian recipes, but also her own sumptuous photographs of both her food and the people and landsapes of Iran. Born and brought up in Iran, Atoosa came to work in the UK in 2007, but she never left behind the wonderful flavours of her family and childhood. Cooking these dishes for her family and friends over here has given her the passion to share the authentic, home cooked Persian cuisine with an international readership. The book contains traditional recipes handed down the generations, but converted to fit into Atoosa's busy life. They are delicious and easy to prepare, using ingredients you can get in any supermarket. 'Every time I cook a Persian dish, I feel connected to this long and varied history, knowing that despite changing geographical and political boundaries, Persian cuisine has survived and thrived, bringing people together, sharing and celebrating.' Atoosa Atoosa's Persian Kitchen is an impressively practical recipe book, but it is a photographic celebration of an entire country, too.
The food of Iran is a riot of tastes and aroma, and is one of the great - but least known - cuisines of the world. With an emphasis on the use of seasonal ingredients, fresh herbs and fragrant spices, Jila Dana-Haeri here presents a unique guide to quintessential Persian cooking. The varieties of beautiful jewelled rice dishes, hearty winter dishes and crisp summer salads, showcase the diversity of Iranian regional cooking, from the sweet and sour flavours of the Northern Caspian Coast to the spicy and aromatic tastes of the South and the Persian Gulf. The complimentary mix of flavours - the fresh tartness of pomegranate seeds and the subtle perfume of saffron, tarragon, dill and fenugreek - create an array of mouth-watering recipes that are now, thanks to Dana-Haeri's contribution, accessible to cooks of all levels. This lavishly-illustrated cookbook offers an enticing selection of recipes for any occasion. It will be essential for all interested in expanding their cultural and culinary horizons.
This luscious and contemporary take on the alluring cuisine of Iran from cookbook author Louisa Shafia features 75 recipes for both traditional Persian dishes and modern reinterpretations using Middle Eastern ingredients. In The New Persian Kitchen, acclaimed chef Louisa Shafia explores her Iranian heritage by reimagining classic Persian recipes from a fresh, vegetable-focused perspective. These vibrant recipes demystify Persian ingredients like rose petals, dried limes, tamarind, and sumac, while offering surprising preparations for familiar foods such as beets, carrots, mint, and yogurt for the busy, health-conscious cook. The nearly eighty recipes—such as Turmeric Chicken with Sumac and Lime, Pomegranate Soup, and ice cream sandwiches made with Saffron Frozen Yogurt and Cardamom Pizzelles—range from starters to stews to sweets, and employ streamlined kitchen techniques and smart preparation tips. A luscious, contemporary take on a time-honored cuisine, The New Persian Kitchen makes the exotic and beautiful tradition of seasonal Persian cooking both accessible and inspiring.
This book is an introduction to the world¿s other ancient cuisine. Persia's cookery, like China¿s, carries within it thousands of years of history, change and refinement, yet still with its roots in ancient sources. A Taste of Persia is a collection of authentic recipes from one of the world¿s most sophisticated and ancient cuisines, chosen and adapted for today¿s lifestyle and kitchen. Here are light appetisers and marinated kebabs, hearty stews and rich, golden-crusted rices, among many other dishes, all fragrant with the distinctive Persian use of herbs, spices and fruits. Each recipe offers clear, easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions. Most take less than an hour to prepare; many require only a few moments; many others can be made in advance. Besides its 100 recipes and 60 colour photographs, the book includes a useful glossary of Persian cooking techniques and ingredients, and a brief history of Persian cookery. Together these make a complete introduction to this remarkable cuisine.
Winner of the M.F.K Fisher Award for Excellence in Culinary Writing from Les Dames d'Escoffier New York Times Best Cookbooks of the Year Wall Street Journal Best Cookbooks of the Year BBC Food Programme Best Cookbooks of the Year A glorious celebration of the food and people of Iran, featuring stories from home kitchens and more than 80 delicious, modern recipes. "This is so much more than a compilation of recipes, gorgeous though they themselves are. This is a book that tells a story, both cultural and personal, and her voice is as engaging as her food." --Nigella Lawson "Barberries, fresh herbs, date molasses, dried limes, saffron; Yasmin's Persian pantry staples are a roll call of my favourite ingredients. Her recipes are a mouthwatering showcase of a beautiful country." --Yotam Ottolenghi "Not just a great cookbook but a book full of stories – a love letter to Iran and its people." --Diana Henry Armed with little more than a notebook and a bottle of pomegranate molasses, and fueled by memories of her family's farm in the lush seaside province of Gilan, British-Iranian cook Yasmin Khan traversed Iran in search of the most delicious recipes for this Persian cookbook. Her quest took her from the snowy mountains of Tabriz to the cosmopolitan cafés of Tehran and the pomegranate orchards of Isfahan, where she was welcomed into the homes of artists, farmers, electricians, and teachers. Through her travels, she gained a unique insight into the culinary secrets of the Persian kitchen, and the lives of ordinary Iranians today. In The Saffron Tales, Yasmin weaves together a tapestry of stories from Iranian home kitchens with exclusive photography and fragrant, modern recipes that are rooted in the rich tradition of Persian cooking. All fully accessible for the home cook, Yasmin's recipes range from the inimitable fesenjoon (chicken with walnuts and pomegranates) to kofte berenji (lamb meatballs stuffed with prunes and barberries) and ghalyieh maygoo (shrimp, coriander, and tamarind stew). She also offers a wealth of vegetarian dishes, including tahcheen (baked saffron and eggplant rice) and domaj (mixed herb, flatbread, and feta salad), as well as sumptuous desserts such as rose and almond cake, and sour cherry and dark chocolate cookies. With stunning photography from all corners of Iran and gorgeous recipe images, this lavish cookbook rejoices in the land, life, flavors, and food of an enigmatic and beautiful country.
Author : Parisa Nobakht
ISBN : 108664588X
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5 ingredientsQuick and easy Persian food is possible. By sparing yourself the trouble of using tens of ingredients, you can achieve great results while keeping things simple. All the recipes in this book have 5 major ingredients, carefully chosen to respect the original dishes on which they are based. This doesn't mean the intricacies of the dishes containing indigenous Iranian ingredients aren't achievable, nor would I ever discourage you from making them. By adapting the recipes I have cooked, eaten and enjoyed hundreds of times, I hope to pass them on to you so that you can cherish them too. These recipes have been perfected through many repeated attempts, cooked at home and in the test kitchen dozens of times. I can guarantee that they will bring you neither disappointment nor discomfort and that not a single ingredient will be wasted. As fond as I am of my mother and grandmother, when I moved to Holland, I realised that given how expensive energy is and how little time I could spend cooking on any given day, I would have to stray to tradition, or else I would be forced to kiss Persian cuisine goodbye. The methods I developed made cooking a fast and simple process requiring few ingredients. I came to realise that there is nothing wrong with replacing the ingredients I couldn't buy outside of Iran (or specialist supermarkets) and that there is simply no need to waste time soaking beans and chickpeas overnight and cooking them myself. Using tinned ingredients was highly frowned upon in our household, considered lazy and testifying a lack of taste. But doing two masters degrees and working full time as a teacher taught me that there is much more to life than spending hours in the kitchen to prepare a single meal. I reached a turning point in life and began breaking the rules of Persian cuisine. For the past seven years, I have been experimenting, tweaking and developing recipes which reflect the simple Dutch approach to food, applied to the traditional Persian meals I ate growing up in Iran. For me, cooking Iranian food isn't just about making the people I cook for happy, it is about enjoying the process, too. As I have learnt, this isn't possible without taking a relaxed approach.
Author : Rebekah Jones
ISBN : 1784656755
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My Little Persian Kitchen is a collection of incredible flavours, visually stunning food and stories inspired by Persia. As you journey through this book you will learn about the delicate herbs and spices used in both modern and traditional Persian cooking, and the secret ingredient, time. You can expect to find flavours ranging from the smoky woody notes of cardamom to the delicate flavours of saffron and everything in between. The recipes in this book will delight and have you going back time and time again. My Little Persian Kitchen is a sultry assault on the senses!
Over 100 authentic, seasonal recipes from Persian cook and food blogger, Maryam Sinaiee. Nightingales and Roses offers you a true taste of Persian home cooking. Iranian food blogger and cook, Maryam Sinaiee, takes us through a full year in the Persian kitchen, explaining the stories and traditions behind each delicious dish. From Lamb and Aubergine Stew and Baked Fish with Tamarind to Rosewater Ice Cream and Saffron Rice Pudding, Maryam's recipes reveal the diverse range of flavours that make up this unique cuisine. Beautifully photographed throughout, this is the perfect introduction to real Iranian food.
Author : Nasreen Z. Zereshki
ISBN : 9781483427331
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Throughout the world, Persian cuisine has a reputation for being among the most colorful, flavorful, and healthy. In Recipes from My Persian Kitchen, author and cooking teacher Nasreen Z. Zereshki shares recipes gleaned from different regions of Iran, land of the thirteenth-century poet Rumi. Filled with a creative blend of recipes, advice, and cultural treasures Recipes from My Persian Kitchen offers a diverse collection—from Grandmother’s Spinach to Wishing Soup. Zereshki, who learned to cook from her mother, grandmothers, and aunts, describes how to combine herbs, spices, and textures in artistic ways that appeal to the senses. Her stories of Wheatsprout Pudding—prepared in groups of women dancing, singing, and praying together through the night—provide insight into both the Persian culture and the food. R
A collection of 230 classical and regional Iranian recipes along with 120 color illustrations of food and Persian miniatures. Includes descriptions of ancient and modern ceremonies, poetry, tales, travelogue pieces, and anecdotes that provide an introduction to Persian art and culture.
Maryam Sinaiee was born in Tehran, Iran where she learned to cook from her mother, grandmothers, and aunts. She studied ancient Iranian languages at Tehran University and has contributed several articles on pre-Islamic Persian culture and religion to Iranian publications. In 2011, Maryam moved to London, where she decided to follow her life-long passion for food and food writing. Leaving behind her career as a foreign correspondent and political analyst, she set up her food blog, The Persian Fusion, which is now one of the most popular Persian food blogs in English. From the Land of Nightingales and Roses is her first cookbook.
Author : Naz Deravian
ISBN : 9781250190765
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Winner of The IACP 2019 First Book Award presented by The Julia Child Foundation Like Madhur Jaffrey and Marcella Hazan before her, Naz Deravian will introduce the pleasures and secrets of her mother culture's cooking to a broad audience that has no idea what it's been missing. America will not only fall in love with Persian cooking, it'll fall in love with Naz.” - Samin Nosrat, author of Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: The Four Elements of Good Cooking Naz Deravian lays out the multi-hued canvas of a Persian meal, with 100+ recipes adapted to an American home kitchen and interspersed with Naz's celebrated essays exploring the idea of home. At eight years old, Naz Deravian left Iran with her family during the height of the 1979 Iranian Revolution and hostage crisis. Over the following ten years, they emigrated from Iran to Rome to Vancouver, carrying with them books of Persian poetry, tiny jars of saffron threads, and always, the knowledge that home can be found in a simple, perfect pot of rice. As they traverse the world in search of a place to land, Naz's family finds comfort and familiarity in pots of hearty aash, steaming pomegranate and walnut chicken, and of course, tahdig: the crispy, golden jewels of rice that form a crust at the bottom of the pot. The best part, saved for last. In Bottom of the Pot, Naz, now an award-winning writer and passionate home cook based in LA, opens up to us a world of fragrant rose petals and tart dried limes, music and poetry, and the bittersweet twin pulls of assimilation and nostalgia. In over 100 recipes, Naz introduces us to Persian food made from a global perspective, at home in an American kitchen.
Completely redesigned for today's generation of cooks and food enthusiasts, this 25th Anniversary Edition provides a treasure trove of recipes, along with an immersive cultural experience for those seeking to understand this ancient and timeless cuisine. This edition is a more user-friendly edition of the award-winning and critically acclaimed cookbook series which began in 1986. The book provides 330 classical and regional Iranian recipes as well as an introduction to Persian art, history and culture. The book's hundreds of full-colour photographs are intertwined with descriptions of ancient and modern Persian ceremonies, poetry, folktales, travelogue excerpts and anecdotes. This edition is a labour of love. The book began in exile after the Iranian Revolution of 1979 as a love letter to Batmanglij's children. Today, as accomplished adults in their own fields, her two sons, Zal and Rostam, encouraged her to redesign the book for their generation. "Food of Life" propels Persian cooking into the 21st Century, even as it honours venerable traditions and centuries of artistic expression. It is the result of 30 years of collecting, testing and adapting authentic and traditional Persian recipes for the American kitchen. Most of its ingredients are readily available throughout the U.S. enabling anyone from a master chef to a novice to reproduce the refined tastes, textures, and beauty of Persian cuisine. Food-related pieces from such classics as the 10th century Book of Kings, and 1,001 Nights to the miniatures of Mir Mosavvar and Aq Mirak, from the poetry of Omar Khayyam and Sohrab Sepehri to the humour of Mulla Nasruddin are all included. Each recipe is presented with steps that are logical and easy to follow. Readers learn how to simply yet deliciously cook rice, the jewel of Persian cooking, which, when combined with a little meat, fowl, or fish, vegetables, fruits, and herbs, provides the perfect balanced diet. This 25th Anniversary Edition contains 50% more pages than its 2009 predecessor and special added features: New Recipes adapted from Sixteenth-Century Persian cookbooks; Added vegetarian section for most recipes; Comprehensive dictionary of all ingredients; A glance at a few thousand years of the history of Persian Cooking; Master recipes with photographs illustrating the steps; Colour photographs of most recipes with tips on presentation; Updated section on Persian stores and Internet suppliers; Fahrenheit and Centigrade temperatures for all recipes; Choices for cooking recipes such as "kuku" in oven or on stovetop; Encourages use of seasonal and local ingredients from farmers markets, Community Supported Agriculture (CSAs) sources or one's own backyard.
"The Grande Dame of Iranian Cooking" Esteemed American chef. Award-winning cookbook author. Persian cooking instructor. Iranian immigrant. Storyteller. Mother of two acclaimed sons - Zal, a filmmaker; Rostam, a musician. Born in the middle of the 20th century in Tehran, Iran. Lives in Washington, DC and Los Angeles. Consults with restaurants around the world. Member of Les Dames d'Escoffier.
If you want to see the real Persian cooking in its simplest form, you need this cookbook. It contains 30 delicious and simple Persian recipes that are very popular in Persia. The cuisine is grand and its dishes are very unique but the cooking can be simple when you know few tricks in the kitchen. Simple cooking can seem very difficult when you do not know how to approach it. This book would un-veil the simple techniques of Persian cuisine. You will see the art of Persian cooking in the simplest light.
One of the Best Cookbooks of the Year as chosen by The Guardian, BookRiot, The Kitchn, KCRW, and Literary Hub A dazzling celebration of Palestinian cuisine, featuring more than 80 modern recipes, captivating stories and stunning travel photography. Yasmin Khan unlocks the flavors and fragrances of modern Palestine, from the sun-kissed pomegranate stalls of Akka, on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, through evergreen oases of date plantations in the Jordan Valley, to the fading fish markets of Gaza City. Palestinian food is winningly fresh and bright, centered around colorful mezze dishes that feature the region’s bountiful eggplants, peppers, artichokes, and green beans; slow-cooked stews of chicken and lamb flavored with Palestinian barahat spice blends; and the marriage of local olive oil with earthy za’atar, served in small bowls to accompany toasted breads. It has evolved over several millennia through the influences of Arabic, Jewish, Armenian, Persian, Turkish, and Bedouin cultures and civilizations that have ruled over, or lived in, the area known as ancient Palestine. In each place she visits, Khan enters the kitchens of Palestinians of all ages and backgrounds, discovering the secrets of their cuisine and sharing heartlifting stories.
From the kitchens of Persian families to your dining table, with The Enchantingly Easy Persian Cookbook you ll enjoy easy-to-follow recipes that achieve the vibrant flavors of authentic Persian cuisine. Yogurt, eggplant, lamb kebabs, saffron rice if you have ever dined in a Persian restaurant then you know how rich, tantalizing, and satisfying Persian cuisine is. Yet many assume that making favorites, like Pomegranate and Walnut Stew or Saffron Syrup Cake, is too difficult to do at home. Shadi HasanzadeNemati grew up in the kitchen of her Persian mother and can still remember being mesmerized by the sweet aromas of saffron and cinnamon. Inspired by her family s heirloom recipes, Shadi has created a collection of simple, straightforward takes on authentic Persian favorites that are accessible enough for beginners, yet still fun for more seasoned cooks. The Enchantingly Easy Persian Cookbook brings the savory comforts and mystical essence of Persian home cooking to your dining table. The step-by-step instructions in this Persian cookbook make it easier than ever to create classic Persian mainstays in your own home. In this uniquely simple Persian cookbook, you ll find: 100 recipes specifically designed to make Persian cooking fun and stress-free for beginners A handy how-to guide for preparing basic Persian ingredients such as de-seeding pomegranates, making saffron-water, drying limes, and storing fresh herbs Practical grocery shopping recommendations for Persian pantry staples like cardamom and sumac, plus useful photos for identifying unique ingredients such as ghee and clotted cream Helpful labels that indicate each recipe s level of difficulty, plus worth the wait labels for dishes that require more time Tried-and-true tips and tricks to make Persian cooking easier and more successful Memory sidebars that accompany especially treasured recipes, describing Shadi s most cherished recollection connected to that dish With the ease and simplicity of The Enchantingly Easy Persian Cookbook you ll have more fun (and less stress) as you find the magic in new Persian fare, and rediscover the enchantment of recipes you already love. "