New Persian Cooking: A Fresh Approach to the Classic Cuisine of Iran

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I.B.Tauris, Feb 28, 2011 - Cooking - 228 pages

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.


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Jila Dana-Haeri is an expert on Persian cuisine. A doctor with a special interest in nutrition, she has been eating and cooking the food of her native Iran her entire life. She lives in the English countryside where she entertains family with her Persian dishes.

Shahrzad Ghorashian is a writer who has worked for BBC World Service. She divides her time between France and London, and shares Jila Dana-Haeri's passion for the food of her native Iran.

Jason Lowe is a renowned food and travel photographer. He has collected two Glenfiddich awards for his food photography and worked with some of the finest food producers and most inspirational cookery writers in the world. He has a regular column in The Independent and his work has appeared in many books and magazines worldwide, including Food and Travel, Food Illustrated, and Saveur.

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