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Bottom of the Pot: Persian Recipes and Stories
Like Madhur Jaffrey and Marcella Hazan before her, Naz Deravian will introduce the pleasures and secrets of her mother culture's cooking to a broad audience that has no idea what it's been missing. America will not only fall in love with Persian cooking, it'll fall in love with Naz." - Samin Nosrat, author of Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: The Four Elements of Good Cooking
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Hardcover, 384 pages
Published September 18th 2018 by Flatiron Books
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This is my family's new favorite recipe book. We've been using it several times a week since we got it, and we can't get enough of it. I particularly recommend the beet and lentil soup. Some of the recipes are a bit involved, such as the tahdig, so they're best done as weekend or party dishes, but this is a beautiful book that will definitely turn you on to Persian cuisine.
Deravian immigrated to Canada from Iran in grade school. She started cooking Persian meals after college when she’d moved to LA. The book invites readers to participate in making these home cooked dishes influenced by her multicultural background into their own and encourages being flexible to “make it delicious” to each individual. She includes an appendix of needed ingredients and also suggests possible substitutions for hard to find dishes like Persian limes or verjuice. She highlights Persia ...more