Food of Life: A Book of Ancient Persian and Modern Iranian Cooking and Ceremonies

Food of Life: A Book of Ancient Persian and Modern Iranian Cooking and Ceremonies by Najmieh Batmanglij was originally a French publication. This is the American edition. Recipes like Rice Meatballs, Lamb Brochettes with Vegetables, Apple Stew, Chick Pea Cookies, and more delicious Iranian dishes are found inside the Food of Life cookbook. 


Format: Hardcover with dust jacket and plastic protective sleeve, 245 pages. 

Copyright: 1986 

Publisher: Mage Publishers 

Author: Najmieh Batmanglij 

ISBN: 9780934211000

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Description: Food of Life, a book of ancient Persian and modern Iranian cooking and ceremonies, draws from a culture where the first recipes were written 4000 years ago in a cuneiform script on clay tablets. In Iran duality and balance have always played an important role, not only in such ancient concepts as good and evil, truth and falsehood or light and darkness but also in the nature of human beings. People are considered to have "hot" or "cold" natures as does each type of food. This concept of "hot" and "cold" has nothing to do with temperature or the spice and pepper content of the food. It is a system special to itself. These modernized primitive recipes help us balance the "hot" and "cold" of our diet and perhaps even the extremes of our lifestyles. 

These recipes, which were very well-received when first published in France, have now been adjusted for the measures and materials used in America. 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, fruit and herbs, you have a balanced diet -- colorful yet healthy, simple yet exotic. 

Color photographs, poetry, myths, ceremonies and words of wisdom from the Mages of Persia make this book much more than a collection of recipes -- it is your key to one of the richest cultures in the world. 


Condition: Good condition. Light scratch marks on dust jacket back. 

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