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From a Persian Kitchen: Fresh Discoveries in Iranian Cooking

From a Persian Kitchen: Fresh Discoveries in Iranian Cooking
Jila Dana-Haeri

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The food of Iran is a riot of tastes and aromas, and is one of the great - but least known - cuisines of the world. With an emphasis on the use of seasonal ingredients, fresh herbs and fragrant spices, Jila Dana-Haeri here presents a unique guide to quintessential Persian cooking. The variety of beautiful, jewelled rice dishes, hearty winter dishes and crisp summer salads showcases the diversity of Iranian regional cooking, from the sweet and sour flavours of the northern Caspian coast to the spicy and aromatic tastes of the south and the Persian Gulf. The complementary mix of flavours - from the fresh tartness of pomegranate seeds to the subtle perfume of saffron, tarragon, dill and fenugreek - makes for an array of mouth-watering recipes that are now, thanks to Dana-Haeri's contribution, accessible to cooks of all levels. Sumptuous meat dishes are offset by accents of berry, walnut, coriander and mint to create recipes that are simple to make but bold in flavour. Balancing meat, fish, vegetables, fruit, herbs and spices, this book provides a delicious journey through the truly original tastes of Persia.

This beautifully illustrated cookbook offers an enticing selection of recipes for any occasion, be it a quick supper, lavish dinner party, summer picnic or winter feast. Featuring stunning photography and introductions to Iranian cuisine and culture, From a Persian Kitchen will be essential for all interested in expanding their cultural and culinary horizons.

Author Info

Jila Dana-Haeri is an expert in Persian cuisine. A medical doctor with a specialty in clinical pharmacology, she has a particular interest in nutrition, which is reflected in her recipes. Jila grew up in Iran where she honed cooking skills in her family kitchen, and now lives in the English countryside where she entertains family and friends with her Persian dishes. She is the co-author of New Persian Cooking (I.B.Tauris, 2011)


'Iran and its food are ripe for rediscovery… From a Persian Kitchen by Jila Dana-Haeri which captures the fresh herbs, fragrant spices and beautiful rice dishes of a big country running from the Caspian coast to the Persian Gulf, is a good place to start.'
Lucy Knox, Tribune

Bibliographic Info

Imprint: I.B.Tauris
Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co. Ltd.

ISBN: 9781780768014
Publication Date: 30 Mar 2014
Number of Pages: 272
Height: 248
Width: 191
Illustrations: 100 colour integrated

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