Posted by Samaneh Zohrabi | 14 10 2019
Iranian Saffron | Secrets You Need to Know

Saffron /ˈsæfrən/, is the rarest and the most precious spice in the world. Also known as the “red gold”, it has given its magical flavor, aroma, and appetizing color to foods, drinks or medicines for centuries. Saffron is one of the ancients and legendary spices that has diverse applications. Iran is the world's biggest saffron...

Posted by Atoosa Moaddab | 07 10 2019
Persian Side Dishes: A Must For Your Iran Culinary Experience

Side dishes are definitely a must in Persian culinary culture. From a simple plate of fresh herbs or a seven-year-old Sir-Torshi (pickled garlic), there is a perfect variety of Persian side dishes. We Persians always pair our food with at least one side dish. Persian side dishes are vegetarian and refreshing to stimulate the appetite....

Persian street food in Tehran nights
Posted by Reyhaneh Jafari | 02 10 2019
Top 10 Persian Street Food You Need to Try in Iran

In Persian cooking, Persian street food is very popular either in-home, as a fast meal or in the streets. Food is an inseparable part of Persian culture. You can easily taste Persian cuisine in the streets instead of restaurants and have many more options to try.  Street food is even more exciting as it's usually...

Posted by Niayesh Sadrzadeh | 30 09 2019
Persian food culture | Balance of hot and cold nature

When it comes to maintaining a balanced diet, Persian food culture won't just be limited to balancing the nutrients in meals but also to what that is considered to be hot nature (garmi) and cold nature (Sardi) of ingredients. Living an Iranian lifestyle, you naturally learn to avoid eating a certain combination of foods and...

Posted by Melika Shahid | 25 09 2019
15 Popular Vegetarian Persian Dishes You Must Try!

There are plenty of  Persian vegetarian dishes one must try upon visiting Iran. Persian cuisine is a whole lot more than kebabs and lamb chops. There is a misconception that Iranian food is very meaty. Although the majority of households in Iran often cook with meat and poultry, vegetarian meals have always been on demand...

Posted by Shirin Tahanan | 23 09 2019
Persian Rice and Tahdig Cooking Guide

Persian rice plays an undeniable role in Iranian cuisine. The variety of rice types and also the Persian style rice cooking methods in Iran seems unbelievable. Believe it or not, making good Persian food is an Art. It can seem long and intimidating, but the key virtue in the Persian culinary tradition is patience. And...

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 recipe

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...

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

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...