persian food

Tahchin Time: Persian Spinach Upside-Down Rice Recipe

Fragrant Persian rice with a crisp, crunchy top
Oct 20, 2014 12:00 pm

You probably don't make Persian food enough, which is why you should cook your way through culinary authority Jila Dana-Haeri's From A Persian Kitchen. Learn to make rich khoresh sauces and the rice dishes that love them, bright salads, hearty soups, a million uses for pomegranates and fresh herbs and no shortage of lamb. Speaking of the rice dishes that love them, you're going to love this iconic rice preparation that creates a layer of crisp, flavorful rice at the bottom. 

Jeweled Couscous Salad Recipe

Make this bold, fresh couscous salad as a side dish
Mar 11, 2014 3:00 pm
Photo: Jonathan Gregson

Culinary authority Ghillie James' new book, Amazing Grains, is full of sweet and savory recipes for any meal of the day. Learning how to work with a variety of grains — and there are a lot — will expand your cooking repertoire without breaking the bank. Make this couscous salad as a side to your favorite roasted or grilled protein. 

No-Bake Persimmon And Goat Cheese Cheesecake Recipe

Persian cookbook changes up a rich dessert classic
May 17, 2013 2:02 pm

Chef and cookbook author Louisa Shafia's The New Persian Kitchen is filled with traditional and modern takes on Persian cuisine. You've seen cheesecake in every flavor and variation — except persimmon, right? Tangy, creamy goat cheese pairs perfectly with sweet, earthy persimmons for a truly impressive dessert.

Grilled Shrimp With Lime Powder Recipe

Tangy jumbo shrimp hit the grill Persian-style
May 16, 2013 4:02 pm

Chef and cookbook author Louisa Shafia's The New Persian Kitchen is filled with traditional and modern takes on Persian cuisine. If you've never used dried lime powder before, you may find yourself incorporating the sweet, tangy spice more and more. It does wonders to simple grilled shrimp.

Persian Spiced Lentil Patties Recipe

Flavorful veggie treats perfect for dinner
Apr 8, 2013 3:02 pm
Photo: Isobel Wield

Passover may be over, but we're still finding gems in the Jewish Traditional Cooking tome that brought us such Jewish holiday successes as Potato Kugel. Celebrate Meatless Monday with these delicious Persian-style lentil patties.

Jehangir Mehta's New Global Dining Series

It's always new year's somewhere, right?
Jan 26, 2012 5:01 pm

The Zodiac sign of the "Dragon" is classified as "driven, unafraid of challenges, and willing to take risks.” This past Monday night at his Tribeca restaurant Mehtaphor, Chef Jehangir Mehta embodied that spirit by creating a Chinese New Year feast for about 100 diners. General Tsao was not in attendance.

This marked the premiere of a Global Dining Series...

Interview: Dubfire

Dubfire won't get melon juice on the mixer, okay?
Nov 4, 2011 3:31 pm
Photo: The Bullitt Agency

Ali Shirazinia, known worldwide as Dubfire, is more than a Grammy and Beatport Award-winning master of the turntable. He's got kitchen and restaurant tables down, too. Originally from Iran and famous among fellow DJs like Carl Craig and...

5 Exotic Spices Worth Hunting For

You've never tried these spices, but you should
Aug 16, 2011 10:30 am
Illustration: David Navas

Peter Bahlawanian, owner of Spice Station’s two Los Angeles locations and a just-opened Montreal store, offered up his 5 Essential Spices on Food Republic last week. This time around, the spice expert digs deep in the cupboards to bring out...


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