Persian Cooking: A Table of Exotic Delights

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Ibex Publishers, Inc., 1997 - Cooking - 296 pages
Persian Cooking is a collection of 322 authentic recipes from one of the world's oldest culinary traditions. Clear and concise instructions make the dishes turn out exactly as they are supposed to. Persian cooking is based on vegetables, fruits, grains and meat used in subtle and varied combinations. The food is neither highly spiced nor hot but seasoned with herbs. It is very nutritious. Many of the dishes are suitable for vegetarians and in many others, meat may be easily omitted. The dishes can be made from ingredients found in almost any store. A guide to specialty stores is also included. As has often been observed, rice preparation defines the quality of the Persian chef. It is covered here in detail.

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About the author (1997)

Nesta Ramazani is the doyenne of Persian cuisine in America. In addition to Persian Cooking, she is also the author of The Dance of the Rose and the Nightingale, which relates her experience as a founding member of the Iranian National Ballet Company. She holds an M.A. in English Literature from the University of Virginia and has written widely on various subjects relating to Iran and the Middle East in various scholarly and mainstream journals. She and her husband live in Charlottesville, Viriginia where she writes, teaches ballet and occasionally lectures. She has four grown children and six grandchildren.

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