New Food For Life - Iranian Cookbook

The New Food For Life - Iranian cookbook presents 230 ancient Persian and modern Iranian recipes, along with over 120 color photos. This is a comprehensive volume with over 439 pages packed with culture and good food. 

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Format: Hardcover with dust jacket, 439 pages. 

Copyright: 2001 

Publisher: Mage Publishers 

Author: Najmieh Khalili Batmanglij 

ISBN: 9780934211345

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Description: The New Food of Life Iranian cookbook is a treasury of 230 classical and regional Iranian recipes. 120 color photographs of food intertwined with Persian miniatures and illustrations together with descriptions of ancient and modern ceremonies, poetry, tales, travelogue pieces, and anecdotes make New Food of Life not just a collection of excellent recipes but also an introduction to Persian art and culture. 

Each recipe is presented in a format that is brilliantly logical and marvelously easy to follow. You will learn how to cook rice, the jewel of Persian cooking, simply yet deliciously. And by combining it with a little meat, fowl, or fish, vegetables, fruits, and herbs, you'll have a balanced diet -- colorful yet healthy, simple yet exotic. 

Iranian festivals, ceremonies, and celebrations, together with the menus and recipes associated with them are described in detail: from the ancient winter solstice celebration, Yalda, or the "sun's birthday," which is the origin of such Western holidays as Christmas and Halloween, to the rituals and symbolism involved in a modern Iranian marriage. 

Like a magnificent Persian carpet, 1,000 years of Persian literature and art have been woven into the book. Food-related pieces from such classics as the 10th century Book of Kings, and the Thousand and One Nights to the miniatures of Mir Mussavar and Aqa Mirak, from the poetry of Omar Khayyam to the humor of Mulla Nasruddin are all included. 

Now with the ingredients for Iranian food available in most U.S. cities, New Food of Life makes accessible one of the world's oldest -- yet least known -- culinary traditions where the first recipes were written 4,000 years ago in a cuneiform script on clay tablets. 

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Condition: Good condition. 

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