Lavash flatbread
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1M ago
Last weekend I celebrated Sizdeh Bedar, the 13th day of Nowruz (Persian New Year) with friends. As is traditional in Iran, we headed outdoors for a picnic and the ceremonial release of Sabzeh (sprouted wheat) into a stream along with a wish. My contribution to the picnic was freshly-baked lavash bread, with which I created... Read More The post Lavash flatbread appeared first on The Caspian Chef - Omid Roustaei ..read more
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Bamieh – bite-sized “donuts” soaked in saffron-rosewater syrup
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by thecaspianchef
2M ago
Bamieh is a mouth-watering Persian dessert famous for its distinctive textures and flavors. Deep-fried to perfection, these doughnut-like treats have a crispy exterior but are soft and juicy inside. They are soaked in syrup infused with rosewater, saffron, and lemon juice, creating a perfect balance of sweetness, tanginess, and floral notes. I’m showcasing Bamieh here... Read More The post Bamieh – bite-sized “donuts” soaked in saffron-rosewater syrup appeared first on The Caspian Chef - Omid Roustaei ..read more
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Naan Nokhodchi – Cardamom chickpea cookies
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by thecaspianchef
1y ago
Naan Nokhodchi, also known as Shirini Nokhodchi, are among the many delicious Persian cookies that are associated with celebration and hospitality. Flavored with cardamom and rose water, they are perfect with a cup of black tea or coffee, and are a great treat at any time of day. These small, delicate, and melt-in-your-mouth cookies are... Read More The post Naan Nokhodchi – Cardamom chickpea cookies appeared first on The Caspian Chef - Omid Roustaei ..read more
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Build Longer Tables: Risotto and Polow
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by thecaspianchef
1y ago
Cooking demonstration and Fundraiser in association with Seattle-Isfahan Sister City Advocacy (SISCA) Two chefs–one Iranian and one Italian–will join forces at 10 a.m. Pacific Time, Saturday, December 10, for an online cooking demonstration to help increase awareness of the extraordinary uprising underway in Iran and to raise funds in support of underprivileged Iranian children and... Read More The post Build Longer Tables: Risotto and Polow appeared first on The Caspian Chef - Omid Roustaei ..read more
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The Persian Pantry
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by thecaspianchef
2y ago
The Persian Pantry A well-stocked and well-organized pantry is the heart of the kitchen in many if not all cuisines. It is also the gateway to exploring and experimenting with new flavors, ingredients, and dishes. Cooking is simply more efficient and more enjoyable when the necessary ingredients are readily accessible. Persian cuisine is no exception... Read More The post The Persian Pantry appeared first on The Caspian Chef - Omid Roustaei ..read more
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Joojeh Kabob – Grilled saffron chicken kebabs
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by thecaspianchef
2y ago
Kebabs are ground meat or pieces of chicken, beef, or lamb that are skewered and typically cooked on hot glowing charcoal. One of the key signatures of kebabs is the lengthy marination process in which ingredients such as yogurt, fresh citrus, onions, and spices build in flavors and tenderize the meat.   Joojeh Kabob is a... Read More The post Joojeh Kabob – Grilled saffron chicken kebabs appeared first on The Caspian Chef - Omid Roustaei ..read more
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Bastani Sonati – Saffron and rosewater ice cream
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by thecaspianchef
2y ago
While traditional and simple ice creams such as vanilla, strawberry, and chocolate are familiar and comforting, these days there is great demand for new flavors and more combinations of them, such as blueberry Earl Grey, strawberry balsamic, and lavender honey. Perhaps what has been missing from this creative list has been Persian ice cream with... Read More The post Bastani Sonati – Saffron and rosewater ice cream appeared first on The Caspian Chef - Omid Roustaei ..read more
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Growing up Irooni (Iranian)
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by thecaspianchef
2y ago
Earlier this year, in April of 2022, I had the great privilege of having an in-depth conversation with Leyla Shams of Chai and Conversation about growing up Iranian. This discussion was indeed one of the most engaging, authentic, and transparent conversations I have ever had and one that I am most excited to share with... Read More The post Growing up Irooni (Iranian) appeared first on The Caspian Chef - Omid Roustaei ..read more
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Kabob Barg – Filet Mignon Kebabs
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by thecaspianchef
2y ago
Kebabs are ground meat or pieces of chicken, beef, or lamb that are skewered and typically cooked over glowing hot charcoal. One of the signatures of great kebabs is a lengthy marination process in which ingredients such as yogurt, fresh citrus, onions, and spices build in flavors and tenderize the meat. This is Kabob Barg,... Read More The post Kabob Barg – Filet Mignon Kebabs appeared first on The Caspian Chef - Omid Roustaei ..read more
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Faloodeh – Lime and rosewater granita with rice noodles
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by thecaspianchef
2y ago
There is no shortage of western-style desserts in Iran, ranging from classic French pastries to cookies, cakes, pies, and ice creams. At the same time, there is an assortment of local and regional desserts that have long been part of Persian cuisine. Many of them have specific associations with special holidays, celebrations, or seasons. Faloodeh... Read More The post Faloodeh – Lime and rosewater granita with rice noodles appeared first on The Caspian Chef - Omid Roustaei ..read more
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