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

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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.

Title : Taste of Persia: A Cook's Travels Through Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Iran, and Kurdistan
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ISBN : 1579655483
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 400 pages


ShoSho rated it ★★★★★

May 12, 2016

I've read so many cookbooks that claim to have Persian recipes or watched food shows with the same claim. All most of them do is add saffron ,fig , pomegranate or rose water to a 10-minute dish and call it "Persian". Anyway this book doesn't do any of those ridiculous things. It gives you a posit...

DearWilderness rated it ★★★★★

January 08, 2017

Check out my blog for more reviews all things books: DearWilderness & Books I received this as an arc from Netgalley as an exchange for an honest review. I grew up to the smells and tastes of my mother's kitchen. There, extraordinary spices would be used from far off places that I only dreamed...

Linda rated it ★★★★★

May 09, 2016

I received this as free ebook via Net Galley, thank you to Artisan Books for the opportunity to read this delicious cookbook. I can't want to try making some dishes I haven't had the chance to taste in 30 years! This book is wonderful blend of recipes and a travelogue with photos worthy of Nation...

Elizabeth rated it ★★★★★

August 11, 2017

Thank goodness for real books with pages that actually turn and glossy photos to gaze at. I started reading this in e-book form (with tiny black and white photos) and got the sense that the narrative felt a little dry. I also found it very difficult to leaf back and forth to re-read various recipe...

Bundt rated it ★★★★★

March 09, 2017

Collecting the best of regional recipes from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Iran and Kurdistan, like Samarkand, these are regions I have personal connection to. Building on base flavors like tart-sweet apricot and raisin relish (Azerbaijan), Georgian walnut and sour plum sauce, you’ll find a wide...

❇Critterbee rated it ★★★☆☆

July 18, 2016

Gorgeously illustrated cookbook covering authentic everyday cuisine from ‘Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Iran and Kurdistan.’ The recipes were the type you could believe people would make everyday, nothing too fabricated or fancied up. They just seemed authentic and realizable. Though it feels odd...

roxi rated it ★★★★★

May 11, 2016

Wow. Seriously. From the beautiful (drool-inducing) cover, to the photos and history contained within the book, it’s all brilliant. I was so grateful that a MAP was included! (apologies if I sound shocked – I just can’t remember the last time I saw a map included in a cookbook). I loved the brief...

Marti rated it ★★★★☆

February 04, 2017

This book might make for a better coffee table book than a cookbook. The photos are absolutely stunning and the short travel vignettes make you want to buy a plane ticket immediately. The recipes are nothing I'd ever make - most are a little too out of my comfort zone - but so many sound deliciou...

Lili rated it ★★★★☆

July 07, 2016

I received an advance reader copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. What I know about the broader Persian region covered by this cookbook comes from my studies of the former Soviet Union and the Middle East; that is to say, it is limited to basic geography, history, and geopolitics....

Laura rated it ★★★★★

August 12, 2017

A Taste of Persia by Naomi Duguid is a book about cultures, people and food. It is filled with lovely colourful pictures of vegetables, fruits, food, people and places. In other words, the book it's not just a simple cookbook, although it does contain mouth-watering recipes (for breads, meats, gr...

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