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Joon: Persian Cooking Made Simple Hardcover – Illustrated, 6 October 2015

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Joon means “life” in Persian. It can be used in multiple ways, from a term of endearment akin to “darling” after someone’s name.

fava bean meatball, meatballs, joon, najmieh, kufteh

The recipes in this book—each accompanied by a photograph of the finished dish—come straight from Najmieh’s kitchen and include not only the classics of Persian cooking, but also some soon-to-be favorites, such as quinoa or kale cooked Persian-style.

chicken kabab, kabob, persian cooking, joon, najmieh, jujeh
yogurt braise, khoresh, yogurt khoresht, joon, najmieh, persian cooking
chickpea cookies, nokhodchi, joon, cooking in Iran, najmieh

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About the Author

Najmieh Batmanglij was born and raised in Tehran, Iran. She received her Masters degree in the U.S., and has spent the last 25 years traveling through much of the ancient Silk Road region where she has worked with regional chefs and home cooks adapting authentic recipes to tastes and techniques in the West. She is the leading authority of Persian cuisine and the author of five cookbooks, including the best selling New Food of Life: Ancient Persian and Modern Iranian Cooking and Ceremonies described by the Los Angeles Times as the definitive Persian cookbook. She is a member of Les Dames d'Escoffier and has given lectures and taught cooking at a number of venues, including: The Culinary Institute of America, The International Association of Culinary Professionals, Harvard University, L'Academie de Cuisine, and The Smithsonian Institution. She lives in Washington, DC, where she teaches master classes in Persian and Silk Road cooking.
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  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 224 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1933823720
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1933823720
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