Top critical review
This book is an horrendous violent rape of Persian cookery
on 17 July 2015
This book is ideal for those that have never eaten or cooked Persian food. For those that have or are Persians themselves, this is THE ABSOLUTE WORST Persian cook book ever printed.
NOTHING, absolutely NOTHING is traditional Persian food except the names of the dishes. The ingredients are made up for display as none of them are found in the dishes explained. Ghormeh Sabzi looks nothing like the one displayed and cooked in this book. Aabgoosht which is a staple Iranian dish is shown as something from another planet and Fesenjaan (fesenjoon) in this book is the author's own weird creation that neither looks like nor prepared in the way the author describes.
You will find Persians would be horrified to have their dishes (for want of a better word) raped violently as this author has done.
I would strongly suggest Middle Eastern cookery by Tess Malos which is much more authentic and a book I bought for my wife and another copy for my daughter. I got this book as a companion in the kitchen and what a waste of money.
As an Iranian I can only suggest you give this book a wide berth and get something else. If I could give it minus 5 stars I would but unfortunately Amazon only lets you give 1 star as a minimum.