Aash-e Jow – Barley, herbs and spinach stew with whey and mint sauce

Aash has always been front and center in Persian cuisine. This is a Persian term used to describe a thick style of soup that often combines a variety of beans, grains, sometimes noodles, herbs, spices, and meat. Aash-e Jow is a hearty Persian barley stew prepared by slowly cooking beans and grains with an abundance…

Khoresh Bademjan – Eggplant and lamb stew with tangy sour grapes

This is one of the many eggplant dishes in Persian cuisine, but perhaps one of the most recognizable and popular ones! There is a playful balance of deep earthy eggplant and tomato flavors and the tartness of the sour grapes.

Halva Havij – Carrot halva

Halva, an Arabic word meaning sweet, is a well-recognized global dessert that by many accounts dates back to 7th century Persia, when dates and milk were cooked to create a creamy paste. Since then, the term halva has been used to reference a variety of sweets that include the cooking of wheat, rice, or semolina…