A Food Trip in Iran

That time of the year again, around spring and Persian New year, Norooz –   the perfect time to find the motivation to write, to post, and to cherish and share the wonderful moments where people, plants and beautiful customs come to a renewed life one more time.  Below is a selection of pictures taken by my sister, in several Iranian cities, including Shiraz, Yazd, Booshehr, Dargahan and Tehran,  during the months of March to April 2016.

A Food Trip in Iran from Afsaneh Hojabri on Vimeo.


Rugag bread in the making

About three decades ago, I spent ten days in a small town in the Fars province, called Laar.  I was visiting my eldest sister, who was living there temporarily to teach English to high school students.  The tall, talkative old landlady who had rented one room in her big house to my sister was called Madar-e Fazlollah.

She made me an unforgettably unique and delicious breakfast from an egg and some bread she baked on a small taveh–a flat, sometimes slightly curved, round iron griddle.  By the time my sister left for work each morning, Madar-e Fazlollah had already made her quick and sloppy run of daily sweeping around the house.  She then settled on a short stool in front of a stand-alone oil burner, topped by her taveh, in the middle of her large, walled yard under a four-story-tall palm tree. Read the rest of this entry »


‘Zereshk’ Close up


Happy Norooz!

This year’s Norooz ‘hot music: Ajam – Bayram / عجم – بایرام  and my last years’ video clip about Persian new year,  updated for this year 😉 eyed shoma mobarak!


Fabulous Fall with Andy Williams!


Welcome to Paradise!

Take a ten-minute tour of Isla Mujeres, the “Bay of Women”,  with me!

 


Flowering Tea: A video clip

Ok, here, in Radio Koocheh, is my first video clip ever! A clip of what is known as the Chinese flowering tea or blooming tea.  In actuality, it takes about five minute for the process to complete. My clip is a bit faster  – two minutes. Pretty amazing, isn’t it!?

Watch it here at radio koocheh too.