They say that the way to any person’s heart is through their stomach, and let’s face it: every stomach loves Persian food.
And if you also want to learn how to cook it (or just look at pictures of the delicious dishes), then check out these three amazing Persian food blogs! Each provide a unique window into the world of Persian recipes and culture. Get ready to be mesmerized by rich flavors, mixtures of sweet fruits and tender meat, and unique ingredients!
Turmeric & Saffron
This blog was founded by Iranian raised Azita Mehran, and contains all the Persian recipes that your heart could ever desire. From traditional dishes like Ghormeh Sabzi (a popular bean, meat and herb stew) to popular drinks like Doogh (a yummy yogurt drink), Turmeric & Saffron has it all – and displayed in beautiful pictures! This blog has been featured in several media outlets, including Buzzfeed and Huffington Post, and will make you wish that you had an Iranian mother who could cook just like Azita.
Fig & Quince
Fig & Quince is one of the trendiest and most culturally aware Persian blogs out there. Founded by Iranian-American Azita Houshiar, this blog focuses as much on Iranian culture and concepts as on its recipes. From describing the usage of sour grapes in Iranian cuisine to exploring the presence of Iranians on the Internet, this blog can offer almost anything Iranian to the curious mind. This is the perfect blog for anyone hoping to go on a tasting trip through the cities of Iran, or just for any reader who is thirsty for more in-depth knowledge about Iranian society and all its glorious food.
Don’t miss: “Tea for Tu (تو) and Me!”
Saffron: Tales from the Persian Kitchen
Founded by Iranian-British Jasmin Khan, this culturally rich blog tells the story of how Jasmin came to write her first Persian cookbook (to be published in 2016) after a recent trip to Iran. Her blog presents the reader not only with a window into several Iranian kitchens, but also into a great part of Iranian society: its food. Several of the recipes, such as the sour cherry & chocolate cookies and the rhubarb cheesecake, also present a delicious mixture of classic Iranian ingredients and Western desserts. And to make it even better, the blog has a section called “People”, where the reader can enjoy short but charming stories about some of the people that Jasmin met during her trip in Iran. Stories of food and people together, what could be better?
Don’t miss: “Iranian New Year shopping in Tehran”.