Taste of Persia: A Cook's Travels Through Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Iran, and Kurdistan

Taste of Persia: A Cook's Travels Through Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Iran, and Kurdistan

Naomi Duguid / Sep 16, 2019

Taste of Persia A Cook s Travels Through Armenia Azerbaijan Georgia Iran and Kurdistan Winner James Beard Award for Best Book of the Year International Winner IACP Award for Best Cookbook of the Year in Culinary Travel Named a Best Cookbook of the Year by The Boston Globe

  • Title: Taste of Persia: A Cook's Travels Through Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Iran, and Kurdistan
  • Author: Naomi Duguid
  • ISBN: 9781579655488
  • Page: 333
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Winner, James Beard Award for Best Book of the Year, International 2017 Winner, IACP Award for Best Cookbook of the Year in Culinary Travel 2017 Named a Best Cookbook of the Year by The Boston Globe, Food Wine, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, The New York Times Book Review, The San Francisco Chronicle, USA Today, and The Wall Street Journal A reason tWinner, James Beard Award for Best Book of the Year, International 2017 Winner, IACP Award for Best Cookbook of the Year in Culinary Travel 2017 Named a Best Cookbook of the Year by The Boston Globe, Food Wine, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, The New York Times Book Review, The San Francisco Chronicle, USA Today, and The Wall Street Journal A reason to celebrate a fascinating culinary excursion The New York Times Though the countries in the Persian culinary region are home to diverse religions, cultures, languages, and politics, they are linked by beguiling food traditions and a love for the fresh and the tart Color and spark come from ripe red pomegranates, golden saffron threads, and the fresh herbs served at every meal Grilled kebabs, barbari breads, pilafs, and brightly colored condiments are everyday fare, as are rich soup stews called ash and alluring sweets like rose water pudding and date nut halvah Our ambassador to this tasty world is the incomparable Naomi Duguid, who for than 20 years has been bringing us exceptional recipes and mesmerizing tales from regions seemingly beyond our reach More than 125 recipes, framed with stories and photographs of people and places, introduce us to a culinary paradise where ancient legends and ruins rub shoulders with new beginnings where a wealth of history and culinary traditions makes it a compelling place to read about for cooks and travelers and for anyone hankering to experience the food of a wider world.

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      • Naomi Duguid

        Naomi Duguid, traveller, writer, photographer, cook, is often described as a culinary anthropologist.She is also the author of the acclaimed BURMA Rivers of Flavor and the co author of six earlier award winning books of food and travel Hot Sour Salty Sweet A Culinary Journey Through South East Asia Seductions of Rice Flatbreads and Flavors HomeBaking Mangoes and Curry Leaves and Beyond the Great Wall Recipes and Stories from the Other China The books explore home cooked foods in their cultural context, with recipes and photographs as well as stories.


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    1. I've read so many cookbooks that claim to have Persian recipes or watched food shows with the same claim. All most of them do is add saffron ,fig , pomegranate or rose water to a 10-minute dish and call it "Persian". Anyway this book doesn't do any of those ridiculous things. It gives you a positive/real view of the cultural of people of Iran, Armenia , Georgia, Azerbaijan and Kurdistan plus little tidbit of author's experience in these countries accompanied by the original and traditional recip [...]


    2. Check out my blog for more reviews all things books: DearWilderness & BooksI received this as an arc from Netgalley as an exchange for an honest review.I grew up to the smells and tastes of my mother's kitchen. There, extraordinary spices would be used from far off places that I only dreamed of going. That was where the family gathered to exchange long-winding stories about their day, question the future, reminiscence over the past. There, my mother would knead the bread, my father would gri [...]


    3. I received this as free ebook via Net Galley, thank you to Artisan Books for the opportunity to read this delicious cookbook. I can't want to try making some dishes I haven't had the chance to taste in 30 years! This book is wonderful blend of recipes and a travelogue with photos worthy of National Geographic. It's filled with interesting tidbits of Persian history, current Iranian daily life sprinkled with some of my favorites from this cuisine. 5 stars for Naomi Duguid!


    4. Thank goodness for real books with pages that actually turn and glossy photos to gaze at.I started reading this in e-book form (with tiny black and white photos) and got the sense that the narrative felt a little dry. I also found it very difficult to leaf back and forth to re-read various recipes/sections but still be able to find my way back to where I had been. So we got the hard-copy version out of the library.Wow. What a difference! Suddenly, all of the text was fascinating. And the accompa [...]


    5. Collecting the best of regional recipes from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Iran and Kurdistan, like Samarkand, these are regions I have personal connection to. Building on base flavors like tart-sweet apricot and raisin relish (Azerbaijan), Georgian walnut and sour plum sauce, you’ll find a wide array of vegetables (the humble eggplant is a particular favorite in the region and appears in a variety of guises, from grilled eggplant puree and grilled eggplant with pomegranate seeds to fried eggp [...]


    6. Gorgeously illustrated cookbook covering authentic everyday cuisine from ‘Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Iran and Kurdistan.’ The recipes were the type you could believe people would make everyday, nothing too fabricated or fancied up. They just seemed authentic and realizable. Though it feels odd to describe recipes as realizable, anyone who has read about a cuisine that they are not familiar with and felt completely baffled will (hopefully) recognize the sentiment. The books includes recipe [...]


    7. Wow.Seriously. From the beautiful (drool-inducing) cover, to the photos and history contained within the book, it’s all brilliant. I was so grateful that a MAP was included! (apologies if I sound shocked – I just can’t remember the last time I saw a map included in a cookbook). I loved the brief descriptions of the countries which broadened my knowledge immensely. This cookbook really has it all. Oh – yes, it has mouth-watering recipes to make!


    8. This book might make for a better coffee table book than a cookbook. The photos are absolutely stunning and the short travel vignettes make you want to buy a plane ticket immediately. The recipes are nothing I'd ever make - most are a little too out of my comfort zone - but so many sound delicious that I'd love to have someone else make them for me!


    9. I received an advance reader copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.What I know about the broader Persian region covered by this cookbook comes from my studies of the former Soviet Union and the Middle East; that is to say, it is limited to basic geography, history, and geopolitics. I know almost nothing about the culture – aside from being able to identify the countries by languages and religions – and even less about their culinary traditions. So I was excited to pick up this [...]


    10. A Taste of Persia by Naomi Duguid is a book about cultures, people and food. It is filled with lovely colourful pictures of vegetables, fruits, food, people and places. In other words, the book it's not just a simple cookbook, although it does contain mouth-watering recipes (for breads, meats, grains, sweets, vegetables and beverages). The book does not focus only on Iran, but also on Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Iran and Kurdistan. Since the author visited all these countries, she also in [...]


    11. This book has a large variety of delicious recipes, beautiful photographs, and fantastic prose. The author weaves together the complex histories -culinary and political- of the Middle East with the people and culture and food that makes the region so rich and colorful. Her descriptions of travels through saffron fields and and goat-strewn fruit orchards at sunrise, and photos of turquoise shop-fronts and heaps of spices in shades of ochre and scarlet make me want to pack my bag and head to Kurdi [...]


    12. Taste of Persia: A Cook's Travels Through Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Iran, and Kurdistan by Naomi Duguid is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in early January.Taste of Persia is a tome of a book, lovingly presented to you in a heap wrapped in homespun cloth before being carefully revealed to you on a flour-dusted kitchen table. Duiguid's stories of shared-source cuisines, journeys and travels, regional histories, and detailed, yet simple recipes are to be applauded (my favorites being spiced [...]


    13. Taste of Persia by Naomi Duguid is a fascinating culinary journey into the secret corners of the kitchens in one of the most interesting regions of the world for me. Singled out by a past of conflicts and a present of political turmoil and insecurities, this region promises instead a tradition of peaceful and extremely diverse meals. Through photography and intensive interractions with the people from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Iran and the region of Kurdistan, Naomi Duguid succeeds to presen [...]


    14. While I didn't find recipes that knocked my socks off, as a book of travel writing this one is well worth seeking out. Unique among most cookbooks I've encountered, it contains a detailed bibliography for further reading and its subject is situated geographically amid a volatile political situation that continues to worsen. The portrait of the people, and the food, is vividly written and beautiful.Duguid is an excellent food writer, and this follows the same lines as another book of hers I enjoy [...]


    15. This book was so VERY interesting. I felt like I was eating my way through the Middle east. I guess that I enjoyed this book so much because I lived in Pakistan for 3 years when I was a child, and this book took me back. The food looked and sounded so delicious. There were also little sections of the area that provided cool information. Then in the back of the book there were some travel parts that provided pertinent information. I would recommend this book to everyone.


    16. great book, of particular interest was the author's stories of the regions described via the foods in the book. I know very little about this area, or its native cuisine and A Taste of Persia does a great job of educating about Armenia, Azerbhaijan, Georgia, Iran and Kurdistan. The book is divided traditionally into meats, fish, breads, vegies etc. Worth reading. It is also helpful that the author has info on food blogs and websites that augment the book.


    17. Visually stunning with interesting stories, I felt like I should love everything about this book. For some reason it didn't grab me. Maybe it was the complex ingredient lists requiring specialty stores or internet orders. Maybe it was that the descriptions only occasionally appealed. Whatever the case may be, I'll be sending it back to the library shelf for others to enjoy and pass on owning it.


    18. Brings Back Many Great MemoriesWhen I lived in Germany in the early 90s I dated a Persian and spent a lot of time in the Persian community. This brought back many wonderful memories and I will enjoy making the recipes.


    19. A cookbook primarily with the trappings of a travelogue scattered throughout to give context and consideration to the recipes within. Overall a good read for both culinary and cultural interests. Needless to say, interest in the regions discussed should be explored in more pertinent materials.


    20. Seems like a solid book with a pretty good picture to recipe ratio, but I was in over my head on page one.


    21. I was surprised by the number of regional ingredients that would be hard to source here, but grow wild in southern Arizona where I grew up.


    22. Thanks to NetGalley and Artisan Books for this free eBook. And what a wonderful food/travel book this is. It's full of delicious recipes, photographs and wonderful stories of the author's travels through Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Iran, & Kurdistan.I saw so many recipes that I want to try as I was reading this particularly the pumpkin rice and the fruit leathers. A hardback copy is definitely going on my Christmas/birthday wish-list and I'm sure it will be on many foodies lists this year [...]


    23. DescriptionFollowing up on Burma, her stunningly well-received exploration of another fascinating cultural crossroads, Duguid introduces us to the next place we want to visit with recipes for food we can't wait to make, and with tales that are memorable and moving. In the way that the Mediterranean has a common palate, so too do these nations: one centered on a love for the fresh and the green (beginning with the piles of fresh herbs that accompany every dish with abandon) and also the tart, as [...]


    24. Beautiful pictures, recipes anyone can duplicate, awesome travelogue, interesting cultural information. A very enjoyable read.


    25. Update: 12/2017: Now that I've had a chance to cook a few things from this book, I'm bumping it up to 4.5which ends up being a 5 since GR refuses to give us the ability to rate with half stars. I consider myself a pretty confident cook and a reasonably good baker. Based on that, I'd say that all but a few recipes are approachable by someone who has good basic cooking skills. There were a couple of bread and dessert ones that might be a little outside some folks' comfort zones. Still, it's all do [...]


    26. Taste of Persia, A Cook's Travels Through Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Iran, and Kurdistan.  Naomi DuguidReview from Jeannie Zelos book reviewsGenre:  non-fiction I adore cookery books, and when they’re combined with real stories about the food in its natural setting, grow locally and eaten how the natives of that country eat it – well, its a wonderful treat. I loved the recipes, beautifully illustrated and described so as to make me drool.While I’m reading I’m mentally going throug [...]


    27. This book is a journey in words and flavours. Duguid takes us into family homes, markets, and tourist sites, showing us the world she explored and leading us into the kitchens she visited. Duguid not only writes beautifully, she is a talented photographer, and the images she shares with us beautifully complement her book. The stories she shared were enlightening and humanizing for those who are unfamiliar with the region, and humanizing for those who’s only concept of Iran is that of a place a [...]


    28. I've loved Naomi Duguid's cookbooks for a long time, but this one especially hits for me, probably because I'm already interested in the region this one covers. I got into cooking through Indian food, and am very familiar with foods in the Arab world -- so it's great to cover the area in between a bit, and see how the flavors and ingredients and techniques shift. She casts a nice broad net here, showing how certain spices and other details are common all over an area that's otherwise divided up [...]


    29. I received this book in arc format in order to give an honest review.Starting with the cover it really caught my attention - its beautiful! I do like to cook international dishes, so I was interested to see how I will find Persian recipes. For my surprise, the book opened up much more than simple recipes, it was a glimpse of authors travel and experience in the region of Persia, visiting Armenia, Georgia, Kurdistan, Azerbaijan and Iran; author own discoveries of culture and traditions, each stor [...]


    30. I sat down and read this straight through, from cover to cover, as if it were a novel, and in addition to gorgeous photography (both of the dishes and of the region) and interesting anecdotes, I found many recipes that I'll be trying. | Normally I don't add cookbooks to my GR shelves until I've cooked from them. I'm making an exception in this case because I really did read every word of it (I didn't even skip the bibliography!). I will definitely find it difficult to make some of these recipes. [...]


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