Unlike other eastern cuisines like Indian, Turkish, Thai or Chinese, Persian culinary culture is quite underrepresented in the UK, so my aim is to take you on a trip to ancient Persia through food :-) You will be shown fascinating pictures and short documentaries to get more familiar with the cultural background of the food you are learning to cook. Furthermore there will be classical Persian music for you to enjoy while we cook and eat together. When the cooking finishes, you will be served the meals at my dining table with a far reaching view to London Olympic Park. I will give you the written recipes of the dishes to take home with you. So while you are at my place, you can sit back, relax with the background music, have a glass of wine and enjoy the atmosphere in your ultimate Persian experience :-)
I grew up in a Persian family with a very strong tradition of cooking. The skills are passed from generation to generation and recipes are cherished as one of the essences of a culture that has survived and stayed alive for thousands of years. Persian unique flavours represent an ancient tradition with its secret ingredients and tastes. I hold a PhD in Comparative Persian-European Cultural Studies from Queen Mary University of London and have deep systematic expertise in Persian as well as European cultures. Hence I create an all-compassing, fun, unique and rare adventure for my guests unlike any experiences they ever had.
We will be in my flat with a view to some of the most beautiful landmarks of London such as the Olympic Park, London Aquatics Centre with its unique architecture, London International Quarter and Westfield Stratford City. We will also enjoy a view to a beautiful sunset if the sky is clear
I have prepared in advance all the ingredients for cooking. There will be both white and red wine for you to enjoy. So just show up and immerse in an ultimate Persian food experience
Home-cooked flavors of Persia