An Intro To Persian Food

Our friends at Chow are offering a Persian food primer. We recommend you check it out and learn about one of the world’s great cuisines:


“Both exotic and familiar, many Persian dishes overlap with Greek, Turkish, and Indian food: naan-like flatbreads, kebabs, and stuffed vegetables, for instance. But Iranian cuisine’s aromatic spice combinations are instantly recognizable and uniquely their own. Kebabs are marinated in saffron and lime-infused yogurt, making them both succulent and perfumed. Fowl is stuffed with rose petals. An herbal stew is studded with floating dried limes, giving it a mysterious sweet-tart flavor. Fresh herbs like mint, basil, and tarragon are lead players. And many dishes, unusual for most Americans, are revelations: stews and dips made with the classic Persian combination of walnuts and pomegranate, for example, simultaneously rich and delicate. Tasting Persian food for the first time is like eating your first great Indian thali. You’re thinking: “Where have you been all my life? And when can we meet again?”

Here in Philadelphia, we like to head to Chestnut Hill and the nearby MontCo ‘burbs for the Germantown Avenue/Germantown Pike strip of Caspian Grille, Persian Grill and Shundeez.

Our friends at Chow are offering a Persian food primer. We recommend you check it out and learn about one of the world’s great cuisines:

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An Intro To Persian Food