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  Persian Cooking

Persian cooking traditions go back thousands of years. Over the centuries Persian food has become highly varied with techniques and ingredients borrowed from the numerous cultures Iran with which Iran has come in contact.

        Persian cooks have taken advantage of their local surroundings in very creative ways. Using a careful blend of the freshest of seasonal vegetables, Persian cooking integrates a host of dried and fresh fruits, nuts, grains and legumes. Each dish represents a careful combination of texture, color and flavor. There is always an eye toward presentation.

        While Persian cooking bears similarities to other Near Eastern cuisines, it maintains its own exciting individuality. Persian dishes, distinguished by distinctive spices and herbs, are instantly recognized by the sophisticated diner.

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