The New Persian Kitchen

The New Persian Kitchen

eBook - 2013 | 1st edition
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This luscious and contemporary take on the alluring cuisine of Iran featuring 75 recipes for both traditional Persian dishes and modern reinterpretations using Middle Eastern ingredients.

In The New Persian Kitchen , acclaimed chef and Lucid Food blogger 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.
Publisher: Berkeley [Calif.] : Ten Speed Press, ©2013
Edition: 1st edition
ISBN: 9781607743583
Characteristics: 1 online resource (199 pages) : col. ill
Additional Contributors: Remington, Sara
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laurendouglass Aug 07, 2017

If you are as new to Persian cooking as I am this is a great book to start your exploration of the cuisine. Lots of simple recipes with locally obtainable ingredients that you can easily work into your weekly rotation.

thisgrrlreads Apr 25, 2014

If you're looking for a book with clear technique and fresh, herbaceous flavors, you've found it! These recipes do use some exotic ingredients, including sumac, pomegranate molasses, and dried limes, but most ingredients are available at your regular grocery store and are combined in ways you might not have tried before. She also includes some great general techniques, like how to get the seeds out of a pomegranate without getting frustrated.

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