Persian Food

So we have covered a lot of different aspects of Persian Culture in the past. Today though, we are going to talk about something that Persian Culture is known for around the world and one of the main aspects that has gave it popularity.  We are going to talk about Persian Food.

I think that Persian Food is some of the most delicious food in the world.  When ever I get a chance to eat some, it always brightens up my day.  So I would just like to lay out a few different foods that I think are absolutely delicious.

The food also represents their history very well.  They had a very strong cuisine before they were invaded, but since then, their food has evolved after each change to them.

The first food item is going to be Fesenjan.  This is a pomegranate walnut stew combines pomegranate and chicken or duck to create a wonderful masterpiece.  Just add ground walnuts, pomegranate paste, onions, saffron, cinnamon and a pinch of salt and you have yourself a delectable stew.

Next we have Bademjan.  This is an eggplant and tomato stew that has a sheen of oil and a hint of turmeric.  It even has that characteristic Persian style of cooking for so long that the oil rises up. It also has lemon and unripe grape juice along with lamb.  What you get in the end is a thick, tart stew that is almost always eaten with rice, which is always delicious.

Now we have one of my favorites, Albaloo polo.  This is rice and sour cherries that is usually served with or on top of a kebab or chicken. Even though this is more of a side, it was my favorite thing as a kid and I just have such great memories from going to the Persian restaurant and getting Albaloo polo.

I will be talking a lot about Persian Food in the next few posts because I feel that it is a very important point of Persian Culture and it is one of the main things that it is known for.

 

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