Posted by Shirin Tahanan | 20 11 2018
Persian Butternut Squash Dessert with Saffron

The Persian Butternut squash dessert is great to make while they are still in season. For this dessert, you'll need to buy butternut squash with a long neck.For an added flavour and a southern touch, you may make this dessert with date syrup or for a Hamedani-style pumpkin dessert you may use grape syrup as...

Posted by Shirin Tahanan | 20 11 2018
Persian Halva

Persian Halva is a sweet dense paste made of flour and butter, mixed with a syrup of sugar, saffron, rosewater, and cardamom that gives it a pleasant taste and smell. Halva is originally an Arabic dessert literally meaning “sweet”, but it has found its way to many Asian and North African countries, and in every...

Everything You Need to Know About Persian Tea
Posted by Shirin Tahanan | 20 11 2018
Everything You Need to Know About Persian Tea

Tea found its way to Persia (Iran) through the Silk Road from India and soon became the national drink. The whole part of northern Iran along the shores of the Caspian Sea is suitable for the cultivation of tea. Especially in the Gilan province on the slopes of Alborz, large areas are under tea cultivation...