Louisa Shafia

The New Persian Kitchen

Louisa Shafia

Talk: The New Persian Kitchen

In "The New Persian Kitchen," acclaimed chef Louisa Shafia explores her Iranian heritage by re-imagining classic Persian recipes from a fresh, vegetable-focused perspective. These vibrant recipes demystify Persian ingredients like rose petals, dried limes, tamarind, and sumac, while offering surprising preparations for familiar foods such as beets, carrots, mint, and yogurt for the busy, health-conscious cook.

Louisa Shafia

Louisa Shafia is the author of the latest cookbook, "The New Persian Kitchen", a fresh take on the cooking traditions of Iran.

The New Persian Kitchen

The nearly eighty recipes—such as Turmeric Chicken with Sumac and Lime, Pomegranate Soup, and ice cream sandwiches made with Saffron Frozen Yogurt and Cardamom Pizzelles—range from starters to stews to sweets, and employ streamlined kitchen techniques and smart preparation tips.

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