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Dienstag, 20. September 2016

Taste of Persia: A Cook's Travels Through Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Iran, and Kurdistan - Naomi Duguid

Just a short trip to Persia....



Though the countries in the Persian culinary region are home to diverse religions, cultures, languages, and politics, they are linked by beguiling food traditions and a love for the fresh and the tart. Color and spark come from ripe red pomegranates, golden saffron threads, and the fresh herbs served at every meal. Grilled kebabs, barbari breads, pilafs, and brightly colored condiments are everyday fare, as are rich soup-stews called ash and alluring sweets like rose water pudding and date-nut halvah.

Our ambassador to this tasty world is the incomparable Naomi Duguid, who for more than 20 years has been bringing us exceptional recipes and mesmerizing tales from regions seemingly beyond our reach. Nearly 125 recipes, framed with stories and photographs of people and places, introduce us to a culinary paradise where ancient legends and ruins rub shoulders with new beginnings—where a wealth of history and culinary traditions makes it a compelling place to read about for cooks and travelers and for anyone hankering to experience the food of a wider world.

Due to the political situation I read a lot about this part of the world lately and when I saw this cookbook on offer I was curious. I cook a lot and I always love to explore other countries' recipes - and the countries themselves as well.
This cook book is really amazing! It is a wonderful mixture of interesting and very promising looking recipes (I must admit that I haven't tried all of them yet) and informations about herbs and spices, customs and of course about the people living there.
The interesting articles that paint a vivid and insightful picture of the regions and those who live there, are illustrated by amazing photographs that show the beauty of the countries as well as the people but also the different dishes and ...everything else.
It is not only a book containing recipes but it is also a picture-book or some kind of coffee-table book that you just take in hand to browse and enjoy.
I really like this book and can definitely recommend it!




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