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A Taste of Persia [Paperback]

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A Taste of Persia is a collection of authentic recipes from one of the world's oldest cuisines, chosen and adapted for today's lifestyle and kitchen.

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Pages   176
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.5" Width: 7" Height: 10.25"
Weight:   1.15 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Dec 20, 2006
Publisher   Mage Publishers
ISBN  1933823135  
ISBN13  9781933823133  

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More About Najmieh Batmanglij

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! NAJMIEH BATMANGLIJ, hailed as "the guru of Persian cuisine" by The Washington Post, has spent the past 30 years cooking, traveling, and adapting authentic Persian recipes to tastes and techniques in the West. Her book Silk Road Cooking: A Vegetarian Journey was selected as "One of the 10 best vegetarian cookbooks of the year" by The New York Times; and her From Persia to Napa: Wine at the Persian Table won the Gourmand Cookbook Award for the world's best wine history book of 2007. She is a member of Les Dames d'Escoffier and lives in Washington, DC, where she teaches Persian and Silk Road cooking, and consults with restaurants around the world. Her most recent book is Happy Nowruz: Cooking with Children to Celebrate the Persian New Year.

Najmieh Batmanglij currently resides in Washington. Najmieh Batmanglij was born in 1947.

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1Books > Subjects > Cooking, Food & Wine > General
2Books > Subjects > Cooking, Food & Wine > Regional & International > Asian > General
3Books > Subjects > Cooking, Food & Wine > Regional & International > Middle Eastern

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Love it!!   Feb 9, 2008
I'm Persian and my mother is an incredible cook with vast repertoire. So, I didn't start cooking until I went off to med school. I needed a beginners cookbook & this is one that leads to consistently delicious and authentic meals. The basics done well, with plenty of helpful tips. The glossary in back is also helpful. Would HIGHLY recommend to those learning to cook Persian/Iranian food. If you're looking for more avant garde Perisan foods, I'd try her other book From Persia to Napa: Wine at the Persian Table.
More than a cookbook  Apr 14, 2007
This book offers a great deal of cultural background in addition to its fantastic recipes. Highly recommended (especially the Pistachio Soup recipe on page 45).
yum !!!  Apr 11, 2007
I love this book because I lived (30 years ago) in Iran and enjoyed the food very much. This is the first Iranian cookbook I found, with excellent recipes, very easy for me to duplicate...and enjoy!
The perfect introduction to Persian Cuisine...  Jul 12, 2006
As a Persian who's trying to learn to cook persian food, this is the best Persian cookbook I have. It lists the most popular foods, the receipes are easy to follow and turn out great! Almost as good as my own mom cooks them... I would definitley recommend this book!
Love it, gifted it, traveled with it!  Feb 2, 2006
I have used many of the recipes, modified them, cooked them with friends and family. I have given my first copy away to my mom and then had to search bookstores to replace it. I even took it on the plane when I visited my family to make a special dinner for my dad's birthday with the whole family there. Grandma even loved it! I especially like to make the crusted saffron, yogurt rice for others. The presentation is great, but best made with a friend to share in the prep. As the author says, nushjan!

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