Lonely Planet Iran
Pause on the Grand Stairway at Persepolis and imagine trumpeters heralding your arrival
Indulge in rosewater ice cream as you stroll between centuries-old bridges in Esfahan
Believe it when you see it: check out the world's most unexpected ski resorts
Rent a room with a view in a mountain village and watch life unfold as it has for centuries
In This Guide:
Two authors, five months of on-the-ground research, 379 invitations to tea
Packed with tips for overlanders, women, and solo travelers
Incorporates Farsi words and script throughout
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That seems to be an interesting book, even for me as an Iranian! There are loads of information I don't know about.
I took a brief look at the food section and I found some tiny errors.
- As far as I am concerned, no matter hot or cold, in the past the "true" food was that including red meat while chicken was more popular with lower-income families. Still today, when you become weak of a sickness or flu, people would encourage you to eat some kebab to get some strength!
- Too much cold and too much hot food can both be unhealthy! Cold food "might" upset stomach especially in people having a cold nature, while hot food "might" bring acne, eczema or other skin problems for hot-natured people. For instance, my nature is hot, I can easily eat tons of yogurt and cucumber (both cold) and still be OK, while I ended up in hospital once due to eating too much peanut butter.
- Starters, apart from a variety of soups and "aash", can also include "kashk-e bademjun" or "mirza-ghasemi" -whatever in small portion served with bread. Salads are not necessarily prefabricated and radioactive pink! They are not typically served as a starter either. You can eat them beside your rice and stew.
- "tandir" is a special type of bread cooked in some villages. The clay oven is called "tanoor".
- "khoresht" is never ever served with French fries!!! It is only served with rice. Perhaps, you have mistaken "khoresht gheymeh" in which fried potatoes are added before serving with rice.
- Eggplants are no way found in "fesenjun".
- Fish of the Caspian Sea are sweeter and more delicate respect to the Persian Gulf ones. They taste awesome when stuffed with walnuts and herbs.
- For those who do not like sugar cubes or "ghand"s, tea would go very well with dates.
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