Id Est Iran

a blog 4 scrapbook stuff & scrawls May 13, 2007

Filed under: Books,Food,Iran,Iranian — Tara @ 12:46 am

Culinary mastery has never been a hallmark of the CHELO KABAB credo most people associate with persian cuisine (and thats if they differentiate it from generic middle eastern “shish kebab”), but of course we ourselves know the delights of sweet, sour, fragrant, herb-infused, saffron-laced dishes thanewfood.jpgt a kadbanou with dastpokht can serve up.   Of all the cookbooks ive seen, none bring this sense to the page …. except New Food of Life, by Najmieh Batmanglij:  a high quality hardcover with luscious photographs and elegantly-written recipies and comprehensive coverage of all things edible & delectable from torshi to halva.   Raves by critics in NYTimes, Washington Post, etc.   Really I would recommend you recommend this to anyone interested in our food & culture.   Or who just wants a look at an haute gastronomie take on ghormeh sabzi …