A rainbow over the table and the smell of heaven in the air: this is how most Iranian tables look like when the time of eating comes. Food is a major part of Persian culture, however, it is far less known over the world than it deserves. So what exactly Persian food is?
Local’s ingredients and flavours blend
Iranian cuisine is among the finest in the world. It is both sophisticated and simple. Travellers sometimes think Iranian food is hot like the neighbouring countries, but it’s not the case. Yet, flavours are incredible thanks to a subtle balance between sweet and sour, and the use of fresh herbs and spices. The gastronomy is rich and diverse with countless local dishes, from meat to vegetables, fishes, street foods, pickles, bread and sweets.
Persian cooking requires lots of time to be done properly, as many of the iconic dishes is manly stews. The best place to discover it is without a doubt by sharing a meal in an Iranian house, as the secrets of all these delicious recipes are transmitted over generations as a precious legacy. What makes it so unique is the use of many local ingredients, which give its characteristic taste: pomegranate, saffron, turmeric, rose water, cardamom, pistachio, walnuts, mint, orange, etc.
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