Persia in Peckham: Recipes from Persepolis Paperback – 23 Aug 2007
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'Like all great cuisines, the food of Iran is more than just about food - it is a window into the history and soul of a nation. This book is the one we will be cooking from this year'.
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Short-listed for the André Simon Food Book of the Year Award 2008
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There are some fascinating tastes like lettuce braised with sweet mint syrup. Bandari sausages as well as the various vegetable and salad dishes also attract. I could have done with some more information about how Iranians shop. I am assuming the lack of information on baking breads is because everybody goes to a local baker - plenty of clips of this on Youtube. The sweetmeats chapters have some lovely calorific items like syrup-soaked elephant ears (deep fried phyllo) but the desserts section is a touch thin. I would also have liked some more kukoo recipes, which could have merited a chapter on their own. However, her aubergine and walnut egg dish is not to be missed. Also loved her takht e jamshid eggs which suggests alternatives for people unable to get the special Iranian sausage used for this dish and also suggests the use of halloumi for vegetarians.Read more ›
I don't regret getting this book, indeed it's a useful addition to my collection of Iranian cookbooks. But if you are new to this food and want an introduction to Iranian cuisine, I suggest instead taking a look at one of:
A Taste of Persia: An Introduction to Persian Cuisine
New Food of Life: Ancient Persian and Modern Iranian Cooking and Ceremonies (more comprehensive book by the same author as the above)
The Legendary Cuisine of Persia
The real gem is the description of Iranian culture though. Butcher explains why certain dishes are considered Iranian, as well as how some traditions have come about. The drawings are also lovely. She recommends shops to buy the more obscure ingredients as well as alternatives if you can't get to them.. a real added bonus.
The only drawback is the lack of photos- I love to see what the end product will look like - often it helps me decide what to cook!
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Sally Butcher can do no wrong !! Her recipes and anecdotes are F A B U L O U SPublished 13 months ago by eve deller
I have several Middle Eastern cook books but this and it's twin Veggistan are my favourites, highly recommended read tooPublished on 3 Dec. 2013 by Umm Maimunah
Didn't have the range of vegetarian/Persian recipes that I was hoping for.... sadly Ottolenghi is much better - and does a better range.Published on 9 Mar. 2013 by Ms Emily T Joffe