The Legendary Cuisine of Persia?


Author: Margaret Shaida
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781910690369
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The Legendary Cuisine of Persia is an original and fascinating cookery book which will provide stimulation to all the senses. The book won the Glenfiddich award and was first published by Grub Street in 2000, since when it has never been out of print, and is justly regarded as a classic. It is now reissued in an updated and revised edition with color photographs throughout. Persian cooking is 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. Margaret Shaida was born in England. She married an Iranian and went to live in her husband's country in 1955. She stayed there for 25 years and learned Persian cooking from her mother-in-law and other friends and relatives in their own kitchens. Her love of Persian food grew even more passionate during the five years she spent researching this book. What she takes us on is a culinary adventure, illustrating the diversity of food as represented by its many different religions ̶ Christian, Jewish, Muslim and Zoroastrian ̶ whilst explaining the many customs and traditions which make up the exotic and colorful threads in a cuisine which spans more than three thousand years.

The Legendary Cuisine of Persia


Author: Margaret Shaida
Publisher: Interlink Publishing Group Incorporated
ISBN: 9781566564137
Category: Cooking
Page: 306
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Among the oldest and greatest cuisine of the world, Persian cooking is justly famous for its fragrance, sophistication, elegance, and subtlety. This highly acclaimed cookbook traces the origins of this alluringly exotic cuisine and weaves Shaida's research through a colorful tapestry of lively anecdotes and quotations to provide the most complete collection of authentic recipes available. Full-color illustrations.

The Legendary Cuisine of Persia


Author: Margaret Shaida
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781902304601
Category: Cookery, Iranian
Page: 306
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Among the oldest and greatest cuisine of the world, Persian cooking is justly famous for its fragrance, sophistication, elegance, and subtlety. This highly acclaimed cookbook traces the origins of this alluringly exotic cuisine and weaves Shaida's research through a colorful tapestry of lively anecdotes and quotations to provide the most complete collection of authentic recipes available. Full-color illustrations.

New Persian Cooking

A Fresh Approach to the Classic Cuisine of Iran
Author: Jila Dana-Haeri,Shahrzad Ghorashian,Jason Lowe
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 1848855869
Category: Cooking
Page: 224
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Collects traditional Persian recipes that have been adapted to fit modern health standards, and includes step-by-step instructions and color photographs.

Saraban


Author: Greg Malouf,Lucy Malouf
Publisher: Hardie Grant Publishing
ISBN: 1742735525
Category: Cooking
Page: 747
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Following on from the success of their award-winning books, Saha and Turquoise, Greg and Lucy Malouf now explore one of the world’s earliest and greatest empires: Saraban is an unforgettable journey through the culinary landscapes of ancient Persia and modern-day Iran. Persian cooking is one of the oldest and most sophisticated cuisines in the world and its influence has spread across India and the Middle East to North Africa and the Iberian Peninsula and even through Medieval Europe. It’s a cuisine that is subtle, elegant and alluring, which rejoices in rice, uses fresh herbs in abundance and combines meat, fish, fruit and vegetables with exotic spices, such as saffron, cardamom and dried limes. In Saraban, Greg and Lucy discover a land where the rich diversity of climate, countryside, architecture and poetry provide a fitting background for an equal variety and richness of cuisine. Join them as they visit bustling bazaars and tiny soup kitchens, pick saffron before dawn and fish, in time-honoured tradition, from wooden dhows in the Persian Gulf. Then discover the joy of Persian cooking for yourself with the mouth-watering recipes that Greg has created for the home kitchen, as he mixes centuries of tradition with modern techniques and flavours for both the home cook and experienced chef.

Sufi Cuisine


Author: Nevin Halıcı
Publisher: Al Saqi
ISBN: 9780863565816
Category: Cooking
Page: 240
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Integrating Sufi wisdom, religious practices, and teachings with culinary history, an introduction to Middle Eastern cuisine presents more than one hundred sumptuous recipes, along with anecdotes and poetry from Rumi, the great Sufi mystic. Original.

Persia in Peckham

Recipes from Persepolis
Author: Sally Butcher,Carlos Calvet
Publisher: Prospect Books (UK)
ISBN: 9781903018514
Category: Cooking
Page: 422
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Persian and Iranian recipes Exotic ingredients - dates, tamarind, and pomegranate

Aromas of Aleppo

The Legendary Cuisine of Syrian Jews
Author: Poopa Dweck
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062042645
Category: Cooking
Page: 400
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When the Aleppian Jewish community migrated from the ancient city of Aleppo in historic Syria and settled in New York and Latin American cities in the early 20th century, it brought its rich cuisine and vibrant culture. Most Syrian recipes and traditions, however, were not written down and existed only in the minds of older generations. Poopa Dweck, a first generation Syrian–Jewish American, has devoted much of her life to preserving and celebrating her community's centuries–old legacy. Dweck relates the history and culture of her community through its extraordinary cuisine, offering more than 180 exciting ethnic recipes with tantalizing photos and describing the unique customs that the Aleppian Jewish community observes during holidays and lifecycle events. Among the irresistible recipes are: •Bazargan–Tangy Tamarind Bulgur Salad •Shurbat Addes–Hearty Red Lentil Soup with Garlic and Coriander •Kibbeh–Stuffed Syrian Meatballs with Ground Rice •Samak b'Batata–Baked Middle Eastern Whole Fish with Potatoes •Sambousak–Buttery Cheese–Filled Sesame Pastries •Eras bi'Ajweh–Date–Filled Crescents •Chai Na'na–Refreshing Mint Tea Like mainstream Middle Eastern cuisines, Aleppian Jewish dishes are alive with flavor and healthful ingredients–featuring whole grains, vegetables, legumes, and olive oil–but with their own distinct cultural influences. In Aromas of Aleppo, cooks will discover the best of Poopa Dweck's recipes, which gracefully combine Mediterranean and Levantine influences, and range from small delights (or maza) to daily meals and regal holiday feasts–such as the twelve–course Passover seder.

A Taste of Persia

An Introduction to Persian Cooking
Author: Najmieh Batmanglij
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 9781845114374
Category: Cooking, Iranian
Page: 176
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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.

Food of Life

Ancient Persian and Modern Iranian Cooking and Ceremonies
Author: Najmieh Batmanglij
Publisher: Mage Pub
ISBN: 9781933823478
Category: Cooking
Page: 639
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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.

New Food of Life

Ancient Persian and Modern Iranian Cooking and Ceremonies
Author: Najmieh Batmanglij
Publisher: Mage Pub
ISBN: N.A
Category: Cooking
Page: 440
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This is a treasury of 240 classical and regional Iranian recipes. 120 colour photographs intertwined with descriptions of ancient and modern ceremonies, poetry, folk tales, travelogue excerpts, and anecdotes make New Food of Life not just a collection of recipes but also an introduction to Persian art and culture. Each recipe is presented in a format that is brilliantly logical and marvellously easy-to-follow. You will learn how to cook rice, the jewel of Persian cooking, simply yet deliciously. And by combining it with a little meat, fowl, or fish, vegetables, fruits, and herbs, you'll have a balanced diet -- colourful, yet healthy, simple yet exotic. Iranian festivals, ceremonies, and celebrations, together with the menus and recipes associated with them are described in detail: from the ancient winter solstice celebration, Yalda, or the "sun's birthday," which is the origin of such Western holidays as Christmas and Halloween, to the rituals and symbolism involved in a modern Iranian marriage. Like a magnificent Persian carpet, 1,000 years of Persian literature and art have been woven into the book. Food-related pieces from such classics as the 10th century Book of Kings, and 1,001 Nights to the miniatures of Mir Mussavar and Aq Mirak, from the poetry of Omar Khayyam to the humour of Mulla Nasruddin are all included. Now with the ingredients for Iranian food available in most US cities, "New Food of Life" makes accessible one of the world's oldest -- yet least known -- culinary traditions where the first recipes were written 4,000 years ago in a cuneiform script on clay tablets.

From a Persian Kitchen

Authentic recipes and fabulous flavours from Iran
Author: Atoosa Sepehr
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1472142195
Category: Cooking
Page: 240
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In this book author and photographer Atoosa Sepehr incorporates her mouthwatering traditional Iranian recipes with her own sumptuous photography. Born and brought up in Iran she 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 Aleppo Cookbook

Celebrating the Legendary Cuisine of Syria
Author: Marlene Matar
Publisher: Head of Zeus
ISBN: 9781786694775
Category: Cooking
Page: 352
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An inspiring collection of recipes from one of the world's oldest cities. It is hardly surprising that Aleppo, one of the world's oldest inhabited cities, is also home to one of the world's most distinguished and vibrant cuisines. Surrounded by fertile lands and located at the end of the Silk Road, Aleppo was a food capital long before Paris, Rome or New York. Here, one of the Arab world's most renowned chefs unlocks the secrets to this distinctive cuisine. Featuring over 200 irresistible regional recipes, such as Chili and Garlic Kebab, Syrian Fishcakes, Semolina and Butter Pudding, and the queen of the mezze table, Red Pepper and Walnut Spread, The Aleppo Cookbook is a beautiful introduction to the Syrian table.

Zahav

A World of Israeli Cooking
Author: Michael Solomonov,Steven Cook
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544373286
Category: Cooking
Page: 352
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The James Beard Award-winning chef and co-owner of Philadelphia's Zahav restaurant reinterprets the glorious cuisine of Israel for American home kitchens. Ever since he opened Zahav in 2008, chef Michael Solomonov has been turning heads with his original interpretations of modern Israeli cuisine, attracting notice from the New York Times, Bon Appétit, ("an utter and total revelation"), and Eater ("Zahav defines Israeli cooking in America"). Zahav showcases the melting-pot cooking of Israel, especially the influences of the Middle East, North Africa, the Mediterranean, and Eastern Europe. Solomonov's food includes little dishes called mezze, such as the restaurant's insanely popular fried cauliflower; a hummus so ethereal that it put Zahav on the culinary map; and a pink lentil soup with lamb meatballs that one critic called "Jerusalem in a bowl." It also includes a majestic dome of Persian wedding rice and a whole roasted lamb shoulder with pomegranate and chickpeas that's a celebration in itself. All Solomonov's dishes are brilliantly adapted to local and seasonal ingredients. Zahav tells an authoritative and personal story of how Solomonov embraced the food of his birthplace. With its blend of technique and passion, this book shows readers how to make his food their own.

Feast

Food of the Islamic World
Author: Anissa Helou
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781526602862
Category: Islamic cooking
Page: 544
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A sweeping culinary journey across the Islamic world, and a celebration of its most iconic recipes.A diverse and rich culinary tradition has evolved in every place touched by Islam, always characterised by deliciousness and fragrance, a love of herbs and the deft use of spices. Anissa Helou's Feast represents an extraordinary journey through place and time, travelling from Senegal to Indonesia via the Arab, Persian, Mughal or North African heritage of so many dishes. This exploration of the foods of Islam begins with bread and its myriad variations, from pita and chapatti to Turkish boreks and Lebanese fatayer. From humble grains and pulses come slow-cooked biryanis, Saudi Arabia's national dish of Lamb kabsa and magnificent jewelled rice dishes from Iran and Pakistan. Instructions for preparing a whole lamb or camel hump sit alongside recipes for traditional dips, fresh salads and sharp pickles. And sugary sweet treats suitable for births, weddings, morning coffee and after dinner glint irresistibly after them.With more than 300 recipes, spectacular food photography and lively anecdotes, Feast is a comprehensive and dazzling mosaic of Islamic food culture across the globe.

Taste of Beirut

175+ Delicious Lebanese Recipes from Classics to Contemporary to Mezzes and More
Author: Joumana Accad
Publisher: Health Communications, Inc.
ISBN: 0757317707
Category: Cooking
Page: 320
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Joumana Accad, creator of the blog TasteOfBeirut.com, is a native Lebanese, a trained pastry chef, and professional caterer. In her debut cookbook, the The Taste of Beirut, she shares her heritage through exquisite food and anecdotes, teaching anyone from newbies to foodies how to master traditional Lebanese cuisine. With over 150 recipes inspired by her Teta (grandmother) in their family's kitchen, Accad captures the fabulous flavors of the Middle East and makes them completely accessible to home cooks. Each recipe features step-by-step instructions, Accad's warm teaching style, and breathtaking color photographs that will make mouths water

Medieval Cuisine of the Islamic World

A Concise History with 174 Recipes
Author: Lilia Zaouali
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520247833
Category: Cooking
Page: 224
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Vinegar and sugar, dried fruit, rose water, spices from India and China, sweet wine made from raisins and datesÑthese are the flavors of the golden age of Arab cuisine. This book, a delightful culinary adventure that is part history and part cookbook, surveys the gastronomical art that developed at the Caliph's sumptuous palaces in ninth-and tenth-century Baghdad, drew inspiration from Persian, Greco-Roman, and Turkish cooking, and rapidly spread across the Mediterranean. In a charming narrative, Lilia Zaouali brings to life Islam's vibrant culinary heritage. The second half of the book gathers an extensive selection of original recipes drawn from medieval culinary sources along with thirty-one contemporary recipes that evoke the flavors of the Middle Ages. Featuring dishes such as Chicken with Walnuts and Pomegranate, Beef with Pistachios, Bazergan Couscous, Lamb Stew with Fresh Apricots, Tuna and Eggplant PurŽe with Vinegar and Caraway, and Stuffed Dates, the book also discusses topics such as cookware, utensils, aromatic substances, and condiments, making it both an entertaining read and an informative resource for anyone who enjoys the fine art of cooking.

Persian Mythology


Author: John R. Hinnells
Publisher: Bounty Books
ISBN: 9780753700006
Category: Mythology, Iranian
Page: 143
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Ancient Persia provides a mine of folk lore and myth as rich as its civilization. This volume covers a range of Persian myths, and the place of these myths in political, ritual and personal life.