Item description for Happy Nowruz: Cooking with Children to Celebrate the Persian New Year by Najmieh Batmanglij...
Nowruz--the Persian New Year--is one of the world's great festivals, a full month of activities celebrating the earth, the arrival of spring, and the rebirth of nature. Most of all, it is a festival for families. Children and adults alike can share in preparing special meals, decorating the house, and performing the many ceremonies that welcome the New Year. This book is a guide to customs thousands of years old yet as vital as ever--enjoyable for families no matter where they live or what their beliefs.
Happy Nowruz offers twenty-five fun, easy, and innovative Nowruz recipes, with lots of photos to show you what to do. This is an ideal guide for parents, teachers, and kids--age six and older--to know more about the origins of Nowruz and to get everyone involved in preparing for the arrival of spring by: baking Haji Firuz cookies germinating seeds in eggshells coloring eggs making a Nowruz garland jumping over fires setting the Haft-sinn (seven-s) holiday table planting narcissus and hyacinth bulbs selecting and buying goldfish banging spoons for trick-or-treating cooking the Nowruz dinner enjoying the Outdoor Thirteen picnic
Each book is shrinkwrapped with a stainless steel cookie cutter in the shape of the herald of the New Year--Haji Firuz--for making and decorating Haji Firuz Gingerbread Cookies.
THE NOWRUZ TRADITION Preface 9 An Ancient Tradition 11 Celebrate Spring 13 The Arrival of Haji Firuz 14 Preparing for Nowruz 17 Activities to Welcome Nowruz 19 Preparing Sprouts 21 Eggshell Sprouts 23 Egg Decorating 25 Coloring Eggs 27 A Nowruz Garland 28 Wild Fire Eve 31 The Banging of Spoons 33 Feasting and Fun 35 Nowruz Holiday Table 36 Seven Items 39 Other Elements of the Nowruz Table 41 Gathering to Welcome Nowruz 43 Old Signs of Spring 45 The Transit of Years 47
My Nowruz Menu 48 Nowruz Sweets 49 A Round of New Year's Visits 51 The Outdoor Thirteen Picnic 53
NOWRUZ RECIPES When Children Cook 55 Flabread 57 Flatbread Pizza 59 Cheese, Fresh Herb, Fruit, and Nut Sandwich 61 Fresh Herb Kuku with Barberries 63 Noodle Soup 65 Yogurt and Cucumber Dip 67 Red Rice with Green Beans 69 Green Rice 71 Fish Strips 73 Haji Firuz Gingerbread Cookies 75 Nowruz Cupcakes 77 Cream Puff 79 Cinnamon Date Bun 81 Chewy Raisin Cookies 83 Walnut Kiss Cookies 85 Almond Candy Cookies 87 Rice Cookies 89 Sweet Almond Berries 91 Four-Leaf Clover Cookies 93 Honey Almond Candy Crunch 95 Baklava 97 Puff Pastry Tongues 99 Pomegranate Popsicles 101 Crunch Cream Ice Cream Sandwich 103 Sour Cherry Cooler 105
THE CALENDAR APPENDIX A New Year Is Born 108 The Iranian Year - Counting the Days 109 Naming the Months 111 A Legacy of the Chinese Zodiac 113 The Animal Cycle of Years 114 Useful Kitchen Tools 116 Haji Firuz Cookie Cutter Template 117 Credits & Acknowledgments 119
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 11.1" Width: 9.2" Height: 2.2" Weight: 2.45 lbs.
Binding Spiral Bound
Release Date Feb 4, 2008
Publisher Mage Publishers
ISBN 193382316X ISBN13 9781933823164
Availability 0 units.
More About Najmieh Batmanglij
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.
Reviews - What do customers think about Happy Nowruz: Cooking with Children to Celebrate the Persian New Year?
Great book! Apr 29, 2008
I love that this cookbook has traditional recipes and information about the Persian New Year. The photos and descriptions are terrific. My only complaint is that some of the recipes have ingredients that are not easy to come by, and no substitutions are noted (nor is there info on whether some of the minor, hard to find ingredients could be omitted, if necessary).
Not what I expected... Apr 21, 2008
The haji firouz cookie cutter is a blast however the gingerbread receipe does not offer adequate ingrediants to make a good batch! I think the receipes should be revised. Good first effort!
Wonderful Book Apr 6, 2008
This is yet another wonderful persian cookbook from Ms. Batmanglij. I have three of her other books, and each one is full of fantastic recipes, beautiful photographs, and lovely cultural information. This book is no different. This is be very helpful in learning to celebrate Nowruz with my daughter (my husband is Iranian) for years to come. We already made the haji firuz cookies!
Beautiful book !! Apr 3, 2008
I have been celebrating NooRooz with my Persian family for 27 years. This children's book is beautifully written with the meanings and symbols of the holiday explained. The recipes are authentic and the illustrations of the children cooking make this a wonderful family book. My children are grown now, but I bought this book for my daughter, who is expecting her first child and set up her first Haft Sein in her own home this year. I know she will enjoy using it with her family in years to come.
Wonderful cook book Mar 25, 2008
As a teacher, I have been talking about Spring with my kindergarten class, and I came across Najmieh Batmanglij's book "Happy Nowruz". What a delight it is! It's colorful, filled with different easy-to-cook recipes, and the ingredients are easy to get hold of. The pupils in my class especially enjoyed the illustrations of children cooking. We prepared many of the recipes, including cream puffs, pomegranate popsicles, and raisin cookies. The children had a wonderful time cooking, as well as eating each and every one of the foods we made. And they loved sprouting and taking care of their lentil seeds in the egg shells , to make Nowruz Sabzeh. This is a terrific book for youngsters and their teachers!