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Persian Foodways: Cuisines Without Borders
March 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm$40
Culinary Historians of New York presents Persian Foodways: Cuisines Without Borders with Naomi Duguid, a talk and tasting on Wednesday, March 22nd at the Anthroposophical Society of America.
At its height, the Persian empire encompassed much of the ancient world, and the ingredients and culinary traditions of the vast region influenced cuisines from India and Morocco to Northern Europe. Today, the region is rich with diverse religions, languages and politics, a wealth of culture that Naomi Duguid, in her new book, Taste of Persia (Artisan, 2016) examines through the lens of food. Naomi Duguid traveled the modern-day regions of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Iran, and Kurdistan from city markets to rural tables to discover the tart, salty, savory flavors and fresh foods that link these ancient cultures with their captivating cuisines. Join us as she shares her experiences with stunning photographs, recipes and cultural insights.
Naomi Duguid is a writer, photographer, teacher, cook and world traveler. Her explorations of distant places have produced several award-winning books on culture and food, such as Burma: Rivers of Flavor. Her work appears regularly in Lucky Peach, and Food & Wine, and she is the host of Toronto’s Food on Film series.
A reception with samples of dishes such as Fesanjun Khoresh (Pomegranate-Walnut Chicken Stew,) Persian Rice, Beet Borani, Cucumbers with Sumac and Mint, Flatbreads and Oasis Baqlava will precede the lecture.
Tickets are $40 per person, $25 for CHNY members and senior members, and $10 for students.
For more details and to purchase tickets to Persian Foodways: Cuisines Without Borders, click: www.culinaryhistoriansny.org/events/naomi-duguid-on-culinary-roots-of-persia