Thursday, December 2, 2021

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Blogs

BLOG: Mid-Spring – A Busy Time in a Persian Home Kitchen

The underlying culinary ideas that in today’s modern world are referred to as root-to-bloom, bud-to-root, nose-to-tail, or sustainable-cooking have been present in Persian cookery for hundreds of years. Over the centuries, the geographical, climatic,...

BLOG: Persian Tahdig – Much More Than Just the Crunchy Rice at the Bottom...

Persian tahdig... the most coveted treat at a Persian meal... at times referred to as the jewel of Persian cooking... or the holy grail of Persian cooking... or the pièce de resistance of the...

BLOG: Cry Havoc and Let Slip the Dogs of War

“Mum you really should get a break from Tehran and come to Madrid. It would be so relaxing for you.” Iraqi bombs had been raining down on Tehran for a number of months and...

BLOG: Pure Wine of Love and Freedom

Author:  Roshan Firouz My father loved Paris, not just in the springtime, in any season. And not for Paris itself, nor the Parisians, not even the museums and the incredible culture that envelopes you when your...

BLOG: Broken Bones and Gelato

Author:  Roshan Firouz By June I always feel a longing to return to Iran. London’s immensity, the overwhelming greyness of the city, its motley architecture, the vast obscurity and indifference of the people that you pass...

BLOG: Cultural Awakenings

Author:  Roshan Firouz It is March in Dublin and my daughter Touran is trying to explain the concept of jumping over fires to Irish friends. Although the Irish celebrate the equinox’s and solstice’s, as Iran does,...

BLOG: Untamed Hyrcania

Author:  Roshan Firouz   “Kids, don’t leave your tents tonight, there are leopards, wild boar and bear in these forests” my father warns.  Mum nods in agreement. “What if we need a pee?” “Hold it” I wake up in...

BLOG: Gainful Employment

Author: Roshan Firouz In 1979, Iran erupted in a revolution against the Pahlavi regime.  I was 21 years old and had just signed up to study for a Masters degree in archaeology at Tehran University....