The New Persian Kitchen by Louisa Shafia

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This luscious and contemporary take on the alluring cuisine of Iran from cookbook author Louisa Shafia features 75 recipes for both traditional Persian dishes and modern reinterpretations using Middle Eastern ingredients.

In The New Persian Kitchen, acclaimed chef Louisa Shafia explores her Iranian heritage by reimagining classic Persian recipes from a fresh, vegetable-focused perspective. These vibrant recipes demystify Persian ingredients like rose petals, dried limes, tamarind, and sumac, while offering surprising preparations for familiar foods such as beets, carrots, mint, and yogurt for the busy, health-conscious cook. The nearly eighty recipes—such as Turmeric Chicken with Sumac and Lime, Pomegranate Soup, and ice cream sandwiches made with Saffron Frozen Yogurt and Cardamom Pizzelles—range from starters to stews to sweets, and employ streamlined kitchen techniques and smart preparation tips. A luscious, contemporary take on a time-honored cuisine, The New Persian Kitchen makes the exotic and beautiful tradition of seasonal Persian cooking both accessible and inspirin

 

About Louisa Shafia

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LOUISA SHAFIA has worked at restaurants including Aquavit, Pure Food and Wine, and Millennium. She has been featured in Yoga Journal, New York Magazine, Whole Living, Every Day with Rachael Ray, the Washington Post, and Saveur. She is also the face of eco-friendly food on eHow.com, where she appears in numerous cooking videos, including her own eHow web series, "Local Eats." She teaches cooking classes around the country at Whole Foods, Stone Barns, the Brooklyn Kitchen, and Rancho La Puerta, among others.





Author Residence: Brooklyn, NY
 
Published April 16, 2013 by Ten Speed Press. 208 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Cooking. Non-fiction

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Shafia follows up Lucid Food with a culinary exploration of her Persian roots. Trying to blend “the foreign and the familiar,” Shafia illuminates the “global treasure” that is Persian food, while usin

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Shafia follows up Lucid Food with a culinary exploration of her Persian roots. Trying to blend “the foreign and the familiar,” Shafia illuminates the “global treasure” that is Persian food, while usin

Jan 21 2013 | Read Full Review of The New Persian Kitchen

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Louisa Shafia is a Brooklyn-based chef and cookbook author whose first book Lucid Food was lauded for its fresh approach to cooking with organic, seasonal food.

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Shafia successfully marries health-conscious cooking and trad

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