The New Persian Kitchen

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Ten Speed Press, Apr 16, 2013 - Cooking - 199 pages
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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.
  

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Review: The New Persian Kitchen

User Review  - Michelle - Goodreads

Gorgeously photographed and designed. The flavors sound intriguing, and there are a lot of gluten-free adaptations included, and the rest will be easy to substitute. I'm looking forward to playing with these recipes. Read full review

Review: The New Persian Kitchen

User Review  - Wendy P - Goodreads

This is more a beginner book. It has some nice recipes that are not hard or laborious, but I wanted something more inventive. She does do a good narrative of the traditions around food in the Persian culture though. Read full review

Contents

A orsur PARADISE
4
A snow or uarmv DELICHTS
9
starters and snacks
23
Whole Grilled Fava Beans
25
Fresh Herb Platter Sabzi Khordan
27
Winter Squash Fritters with Rose Petals
28
New Potatoes with Dill and Lemon
29
PersianStyle Grilled Corn Halal
30
main dish stews and casseroles
105
Eggplant and Tomato Stew with Pomegranate Molasses Badcmjan
107
Pomegranate Walnut Stew Fcsmjan
109
Barley Stew with Lamb and Rhubarb
111
Seared Chicken with Peaches Khorcshe Hulu
112
Green Herb and Kidney Bean Stew Ghormeh Sabzi
115
Persian GulfStyle Spicy Tamarind Fish Stew Chnliych Mahi
117
rice and grains
119

Turkish Roasted Tomato and Red Pepper
33
Carlicky Eggplant and Tomato Spread Mirza Chascmi
34
Yogurt with Beets Boram Chogondar
35
Yogurt with Shallots Masto Musir 36 Problem Solver Nut Mix Ajile Moshkelgosha
36
Passover Charoset
37
soups 3
39
Cold Pistachio Soup with Mint and Leeks 0upc Pcsuh
41
Saffron Corn Soup
43
Persian Matzoh Balls with Chickpeas and Chicken Candi
47
Pomegranate Soup Ashe Anar
48
Oat and Mushroom Soup Soupr10
50
Sl Savory Amaranth and Turkey Porridge Halime Shir 52 Cleansing Spring Nettle Soup
52
Bean Herb and Noodle Soup Ashe Rtshteh
53
salads
55
Chicken with Potatoes and Olives
57
Tomato and Cucumber Salad Salad Shirazi
59
Shaved Celery Root and Pomegranate Salad
60
Roasted Peach and Corn Salad in Tamarind Vinaigrette
61
6S Vinegar Carrots with Toasted Sesame Seeds
65
Cucumber and Watermelon Salad
66
Radish Rhubarb and Strawberry Salad
67
vegetable and egg entrees 6
71
Roasted Stuffed Artichokes with Mint
73
Stuffed Tomatoes with Pistachio Pesto
76
Sweet and Smoky Beet Burgers
79
Tempeh Kebabs with Minty CilantroLime Sauce
80
Potato Cakes with Tamarind Sauce Kotlct
81
meat and lish entrees
83
ChileSaflron Fish Kebabs Kebabc Mahi
85
Grilled Shrimp with Lime Powder and ParsleyOlive Oil Sauce
87
Lamb Meatballs with Mint and Garlic Kiifieh
88
Parvins Tamarind Stuffed Fish
90
Olive OilPoached Fish with Fresh Herbs and Lemon
93
Lamb Kebabs in PomegranateWalnut Marinade Kebabe Torsh
95
Grilled Liver with Cumin Garlic and Fresh Basil
96
Whole Roasted Fish with Oranges and Safiron
99
Chicken Kebabs in Yogurt Marinadejoojch Kebab
100
Turmeric Chicken with Sumac and Lime
103
jeweled Brown Basmati Rice and Quinoa Morassa Polo
121
Saffron Rice Chdo
123
Sweet Rice with Carrots and Nuts Shirin Polo
125
Polo
127
Rice with Sour Cherries and Almonds Albalu Polo
134
Rice with Favas and Dill Baghali Polo
135
I37 Tomato Rice with Dried Limes Estamboli Polo 139 Persian Shepherds Pie Tah Chin
139
Quinoa with French Lentils Wild Rice and Golden Raisins
141
sweets
143
Chickpea and Almond Flour Icebox Cookies Nanz Nokhodchi 147 Rhubarb and Rose Water Sorbet with Rice Noodles Faloodch
147
Pomegranate Semilreddo with Blood Orange Compote
148
Saffron Frozen Yogurt and Cardamom Pizzelle Sandwiches Baxtani
152
Mulberry Yogurt Cake
153
lSS DateandWalnutFilled Cookies Koloochch 157 Amaranth Rice Pudding with Rose Water Shoizh Zard
157
NoBake Persimmon and Goat Cheese Cheesecake
159
Nutty Chocolate Bark with Cardamom and Coffee
161
beverages
163
Salty Mint Yogurt Soda Doogh
165
Date Shake with Toasted Nuts Majoon
167
Sour Cherry Spritzer
168
Cardamom Cofiee
169
Naturally Sweet Dried Lime
170
Winter Orchard
171
Watermelon Mint and Cider Vinegar Tonic Szkanjabin
173
pickles and preserves c
175
Sour Plum Pickle Gojch Sabz
177
Mixed Vegetable Pickle Torshi
178
Turnip and Beet Pickle
179
Garlic and SunDried Tomato Pickle Torslw
181
Fig Mustard
182
Khorma
183
Sour Cherry and Rose Preserves Mambayr Albalu
185
Menus
186
Resources
189
Acknowledgments
191
About the Author
192
Index
193
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LOUISA SHAFIA'S latest book, The New Persian Kitchen, is a fresh take on the vibrant cuisine of Iran. Her first cookbook, Lucid Food: Cooking for an Eco-Conscious Life, is a collection of seasonal recipes that was nominated for an IACP award. Louisa has cooked at restaurants in San Francisco and New York, including Millennium, Aquavit, and Pure Food and Wine. She has created original recipes for Whole Living, Food Network Magazine, Prevention, and Better Homes and Gardens. Look for her on the Cooking Channel's Taste in Translation series, making Persian kebabs. Learn more about Louisa and watch her cooking videos at lucidfood.com.

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