Taste of Persia Book
Score: 4
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Taste of Persia


  • Author : Naomi Duguid
  • Publisher : Artisan Books
  • Release Date : 2016-09-20
  • Genre: Cooking
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9781579655488

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Taste of Persia Excerpt :

Winner, James Beard Award for Best Book of the Year, International (2017) Winner, IACP Award for Best Cookbook of the Year in Culinary Travel (2017) Named a Best Cookbook of the Year by The Boston Globe, Food & Wine, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, The New York Times Book Review, The San Francisco Chronicle, USA Today, and The Wall Street Journal “A reason to celebrate . . . a fascinating culinary excursion.” —The New York Times Though the countries in the Persian culinary region are home to diverse religions, cultures, languages, and politics, they are linked by beguiling food traditions and a love for the fresh and the tart. Color and spark come from ripe red pomegranates, golden saffron threads, and the fresh herbs served at every meal. Grilled kebabs, barbari breads, pilafs, and brightly colored condiments are everyday fare, as are rich soup-stews called ash and alluring sweets like rose water pudding and date-nut halvah. Our ambassador to this tasty world is the incomparable Naomi Duguid, who for more than 20 years has been bringing us exceptional recipes and mesmerizing tales from regions seemingly beyond our reach. More than 125 recipes, framed with stories and photographs of people and places, introduce us to a culinary paradise where ancient legends and ruins rub shoulders with new beginnings—where a wealth of history and culinary traditions makes it a compelling place to read about for cooks and travelers and for anyone hankering to experience the food of a wider world.

Taste of Persia Book
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

Taste of Persia


  • Author : Naomi Duguid
  • Publisher : Artisan Books
  • Release Date : 2016-09-06
  • Genre: Cooking
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9781579657277

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Taste of Persia Excerpt :

Winner, James Beard Award for Best Book of the Year, International (2017) Winner, IACP Award for Best Cookbook of the Year in Culinary Travel (2017) Named a Best Cookbook of the Year by The Boston Globe, Food & Wine, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, The New York Times Book Review, The San Francisco Chronicle, USA Today, and The Wall Street Journal “A reason to celebrate . . . a fascinating culinary excursion.” —The New York Times Though the countries in the Persian culinary region are home to diverse religions, cultures, languages, and politics, they are linked by beguiling food traditions and a love for the fresh and the tart. Color and spark come from ripe red pomegranates, golden saffron threads, and the fresh herbs served at every meal. Grilled kebabs, barbari breads, pilafs, and brightly colored condiments are everyday fare, as are rich soup-stews called ash and alluring sweets like rose water pudding and date-nut halvah. Our ambassador to this tasty world is the incomparable Naomi Duguid, who for more than 20 years has been bringing us exceptional recipes and mesmerizing tales from regions seemingly beyond our reach. More than 125 recipes, framed with stories and photographs of people and places, introduce us to a culinary paradise where ancient legends and ruins rub shoulders with new beginnings—where a wealth of history and culinary traditions makes it a compelling place to read about for cooks and travelers and for anyone hankering to experience the food of a wider world.

A Taste of Persia Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

A Taste of Persia


  • Author : Najmieh Batmanglij
  • Publisher : Mage Pub
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Cooking
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 1933823135

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A Taste of Persia Excerpt :

A Taste of Persia is a collection of authentic recipes from one of the world's oldest cuisines, chosen and adapted for today's lifestyle and kitchen. Here are light appetizers and kababs, hearty stews and rich, golden-crusted rices, among many other dishes, all fragrant with the distinctive herbs, spices, or fruits of Iran. 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 photographs, the book includes a useful dictionary of Persian cooking techniques and ingredients, a list of specialty stores around the nation that sell hard-to-find items, and a brief history of Persian cookery. Together these make a complete introduction to this wonderful cuisine.

Tasting Rome Book
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

Tasting Rome


  • Author : Katie Parla
  • Publisher : Clarkson Potter
  • Release Date : 2016
  • Genre: Cooking
  • Pages : 255
  • ISBN 10 : 9780804187183

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"Even 150 years after unification, Italy is still a divided nation where individual regions are defined by their local cuisine-- mirrors of their culture, history, and geography. But the cucina romana is the country's greatest standout. In [this book], journalist Katie Parla and photographer Kristina Gill capture Rome's unique character and truly evolved food culture--a [culmination] of two thousand years of history"--Amazon.com.

A Taste of Persia Book

A Taste of Persia


  • Author : Najmieh Batmanglij
  • Publisher : I.B.Tauris
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Cooking, Iranian
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 184511437X

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A Taste of Persia Excerpt :

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.

Bottom of the Pot Book

Bottom of the Pot


  • Author : Naz Deravian
  • Publisher : Flatiron Books
  • Release Date : 2018-09-18
  • Genre: Cooking
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 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.

From Persia to Napa  Wine at the Persian Table Book

From Persia to Napa Wine at the Persian Table


  • Author : Najmieh Batmanglij
  • Publisher : Mage Publishers
  • Release Date : 2020-09-09
  • Genre: Cooking
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN 10 : 9781949445176

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From Persia to Napa Wine at the Persian Table Excerpt :

Wine is seen as the natural partner of many great cuisines, but few people associate it with Persian food, one of the world's most sophisticated culinary traditions. The ties, in fact, are age-old. From Persia to Napa: Wine at the Persian Table (Mage; $50; 264 pages, with 160 color photos) weaves together history, poetry, a look at modern viniculture, and a wealth of recipes and wine pairings to celebrate the rightful relationship of wine and food on the Persian table. "Whoever seeks the origins of wine must be crazy," a Persian poet once declared, implying that simple enjoyment of this greatest gift of the grape ought to be enough. Since he wrote those words, however, winemaking has been traced all the way back to the northern uplands of the Fertile Crescent some seven millennia ago, the start of a journey that would take it across the Near East and then into Europe in the dawning years of civilization. Iran was one of the nurseries of the wine grape, and, as empires rose and fell there, princes, priests, poets and people in ordinary walks of life all embraced wine in various ways. After Islam came to Iran, wine drinking sometimes slipped from public view, but it never disappeared. In this lavishly illustrated book, Najmieh Batmanglij explores that long and eventful history, then shifts her story to California's famed Napa Valley, half a world away. There, in a kind of up-to-the-minute homage to the past, an Iranian-American named Darioush Khaledi uses the latest vinicultural techniques to make superb wines at a winery reminiscent of Persepolis, the ceremonial capital of the ancient Persian empire. The final section of the book offers 80 recipes, a guide to Persian hospitality, both old and new, and seasonal menus for various occasions. Grapes play a role in most of the recipes, whether in the form of the fruit, the leaf, the juice, the syrup, unripe grapes or their juice (verjuice), vinegar or wine. Although these recipes are presented for the modern table, they a

The New Persian Kitchen Book
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

The New Persian Kitchen


  • Author : Louisa Shafia
  • Publisher : Random House Digital, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2013-04-16
  • Genre: Cooking
  • Pages : 199
  • ISBN 10 : 9781607743576

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The New Persian Kitchen Excerpt :

A sumptuous primer on the seasonal cuisine of Iran features dozens of recipes for traditional and modern dishes, demystifying unfamiliar ingredients while sharing healthy adaptations of such classic favorites as Jeweled Rice, Pomegranate Soup and Saffron Ice Cream. 10,000 first printing.

Maman s Homesick Pie Book
Score: 4
From 13 Ratings

Maman s Homesick Pie


  • Author : Donia Bijan
  • Publisher : Algonquin Books
  • Release Date : 2011-10-11
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781616201166

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Maman s Homesick Pie Excerpt :

"A lavish taste of Persian culture and cuisine . . . [A] compelling, poignant and most delectable book."—BookPage For Donia Bijan’s family, food has been the language they use to tell their stories and to communicate their love. In 1978, when the Islamic revolution in Iran threatened their safety, they fled to California’s Bay Area, where the familiar flavors of Bijan’s mother’s cooking formed a bridge to the life they left behind. Now, through the prism of food, award-winning chef Donia Bijan unwinds her own story, finding that at the heart of it all is her mother, whose love and support enabled Bijan to realize her dreams. From the Persian world of her youth to the American life she embraced as a teenager to her years at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris (studying under the infamous Madame Brassart) to apprenticeships in France’s three-star kitchens and finally back to San Francisco, where she opened her own celebrated bistro, Bijan evokes a vibrant kaleidoscope of cultures and cuisines. And she shares thirty inspired recipes from her childhood (Saffron Yogurt Rice with Chicken and Eggplant and Orange Cardamom Cookies), her French training (Ratatouille with Black Olives and Fried Bread and Purple Plum Skillet Tart), and her cooking career (Roast Duck Legs with Dates and Warm Lentil Salad and Rose Petal Ice Cream). An exhilarating, heartfelt memoir, Maman’s Homesick Pie is also a reminder of the women who encourage us to shine.

The Saffron Tales Book

The Saffron Tales


  • Author : Yasmin Khan
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-07-14
  • Genre: Cooking
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9781408868744

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'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, British-Iranian cook Yasmin Khan traversed Iran in search of the country's most delicious recipes. Her quest took her from the snowy mountains of Tabriz and the paddyfields of Gilan 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) tokofte berenji (lamb meatballs stuffed with prunes and barberries) and ghalyieh maygoo (prawn, coriander and tamarind stew). She also offers a wealth of vegetarian dishes, including tahcheen (baked saffron and aubergine 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, flavours and food of an enigmatic and beautiful country.

The Legendary Cuisine of Persia Book

The Legendary Cuisine of Persia


  • Author : Margaret Shaida
  • Publisher : Grub Street Publishers
  • Release Date : 2018-04-10
  • Genre: Cooking
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9781911621591

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The Legendary Cuisine of Persia Excerpt :

Recipes from one of the oldest civilizations in the world, plus color photos and “fascinating historical tidbits” (Library Journal). Winner of the Glenfiddich Award Known today as Iran, Persia is known for one of the oldest and greatest cuisines of the world. It is refined, sophisticated, subtle yet distinctive, elegant and varied. Fruits, nuts, herbs, and spices are combined with rice, fish, and meat in combinations whose ancient influence can be found in the cooking of the Middle East, Spain, and India. Persian cuisine is perfectly suited to today’s style of eating—many of the dishes are vegetarian, and the marriage of sweet and savory, such as grains and pulses stewed with fruit and spices, make for unforgettable meals. The sweetmeats and pastries are especially mouthwatering. Written by an Englishwoman who married an Iranian and lived in the country for a quarter century—learning about Persian cooking from her mother-in-law and other friends and relatives—this cookbook takes us on a culinary adventure. It also illustrates the diversity of food as represented by its many different religions ̶ Christian, Jewish, Muslim, and Zoroastrian ̶ while explaining the customs and traditions which make up the exotic and colorful threads in a cuisine which spans more than three thousand years. “In addition to loads of background text covering history and geography, each recipe has its own introduction that places it in cultural and culinary context . . . One showstopper recipe sure to be a hit at a dinner party, the giant meatball from Tabriz hides as a surprise within it a whole chicken . . . An important volume in any international cookery collection.” —Booklist

New Persian Cooking Book

New Persian Cooking


  • Author : Jila Dana-Haeri
  • Publisher : I.B. Tauris
  • Release Date : 2011-02-28
  • Genre: Cooking
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 1848855869

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New Persian Cooking Excerpt :

From pomegranate soup to saffron ice cream, the subtleties of Persian cuisine and its unique mix of flavors are unlike any other style of cooking. The traditional emphasis on the use of seasonal ingredients and the importance of a complementary mix of herbs, vegetables, meat, fish, fruit, and spices make for fresh, modern meals based on flavor profiles that have been used for centuries. This highly illustrated cookbook offers an enticing introduction to traditional Persian cuisine through recipes and ingredients accessible to the everyday cook. As a medical doctor, Jila Dana-Haeri has adapted traditional Persian recipes for today’s more health-conscious readers and cooks. Featuring beautiful photographs by award-winning food photographer Jason Lowe, this book is essential for the at-home culinary explorer.

Persian Cooking for a Healthy Kitchen Book

Persian Cooking for a Healthy Kitchen


  • Author : Najmieh Batmanglij
  • Publisher : Mage Pub
  • Release Date : 2009-01-01
  • Genre: Cooking
  • Pages : 199
  • ISBN 10 : 1933823267

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Persian Cooking for a Healthy Kitchen Excerpt :

Provides recipes for traditional Persian dishes with low-fat substitutions for such ingredients as butter.

Joon  Persian Cooking Made Simple Book

Joon Persian Cooking Made Simple


  • Author : Najmieh Batmanglij
  • Publisher : Mage Publishers
  • Release Date : 2015-10-06
  • Genre: Cooking
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 1933823720

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Joon Persian Cooking Made Simple Excerpt :

Master chef Najmieh Batmanglij distills one of the worlds oldest and most influential cuisines to capture its unique flavours in recipes adapted to suit our busy lives. Najmiehs fans have been making meals from her Food of Life for over 30 years. For "Joon" she has simplified 75 of her favourite dishes and shows how, with the right ingredients and a few basic tools and techniques, authentic Persian food can easily be prepared at home. The recipes in this book -- each accompanied by a photograph of the finished dish -- come straight from Najmiehs kitchen and include not only the classics of Persian cooking, but also some soon-to-be favourites, such as quinoa or kale cooked Persian-style. You will discover delicious side dishes, from cooling, yogurt-based salads and tasty dips and spreads, to more sustaining platters of grains, beans and fresh herbs; tasty "kukus" -- frittata-style omelettes filled with vegetables and herbs; spice-infused fish; mouth-watering meatballs and kebabs served on flat breads with tangy sauces; every kind of rice -- including the incomparable polow topped with various sweet and sour braises; not to mention, delightfully aromatic cakes and cookies to round off meals or enjoy as a snack in between.

Food of Life  Ancient Persian And Modern Iranian Cooking and Ceremonies Book

Food of Life Ancient Persian And Modern Iranian Cooking and Ceremonies


  • Author : Najmieh Batmanglij
  • Publisher : Mage Publishers
  • Release Date : 2021-02-09
  • Genre: Cooking
  • Pages : 640
  • ISBN 10 : 9781949445275

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Food of Life Ancient Persian And Modern Iranian Cooking and Ceremonies Excerpt :

Food of Life: Ancient Persian and Modern Iranian Cooking and Ceremonies by Najmieh Batmanglij 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. Food of Life provides 330 classical and regional Iranian recipes as well as an introduction to Persian art, history, and culture. The book's hundreds of full color photographs are intertwined with descriptions of ancient and modern Persian ceremonies, poetry, folktales, travelogue excerpts and anecdotes. 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 honors 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 humor of Mulla Nasruddin are all included. Each recipe is presented with steps that are logical and easy to follow.