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MPK Kitchen Staff

The Chef

Sanam Lamborn, aka The Chef, was born in Iran and currently lives in Los Angeles.  Sanam  has always enjoyed cooking and she first practiced her cooking skills in her grandmother’s kitchen, who was indeed her inspiration.

For many years she enjoyed eating Persian food made by the experts around her refusing to endure the task herself as she thought it was too intimidating of a venture.

One fine day she decided that it was time to tackle the beast by the head. Much to the disgrace of every Persian, she first had to learn how to make Persian rice.  It took a few disastrous attempts, which included loud cussing and pans flying across the kitchen, resulting in a very sorry, mushy,  and pathetic looking rice . She has now mastered rice making and has risen above defeat!

Sanam soon realized that while at times time consuming, she really enjoyed making dishes from her homeland and sharing the results with family and friends.

My Persian Kitchen was created out of love for the Persian cuisine and culture, but most importantly to showcase this rich aspect of the Iranian heritage. 

Sanam holds a BA and MA in English as well as a Professional Cooking Certificate.

The Sous Chef


Tearless Onion Cutting

Jonathan, aka The Sous Chef, is often mentioned around here. Before meeting Sanam he had never had any exposure to Persians or Persian food. Sanam thought to herself: “Oh you poor lamb, I will show you; I will enlighten you!” She then made sure to introduce him to her culture and cuisine.

The Sous Chef thoroughly enjoys Persian food and has learned to make a few dishes on his own. In fact he has become so good that when frequenting Persian restaurants he can detect good and not so good Persian cuisine. When ordering authentic Persian dishes, which are not always liked by westerners, he is occasionally given a worried look by the waiter…little do they know!

The Chef and Sous Chef are currently happily married.

Four Legged Kitchen Vacuum

the-dog-small Indi, aka The Four Legged Kitchen Vacuum, aka The Dog,  is an American Staffordshire Terrier mixed with Labrador.  She has discovered that the kitchen is the place to be when her human parents cook.

Indi loves Basmati rice and homemade Lavashak. One of the luckiest days of her life was when a piece of kotlet fell on the floor. She day dreams about the day that she comes across another piece of kotlet on the floor accidentally!

My Persian Kitchen, a website dedicated to the cuisine of her birth land, Iran.
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frank February 17, 2009 at 12:23 am

Hi Guys ,love your cooking(-: It`s awsome.


Persian Kitchen February 21, 2009 at 3:24 pm

Hi Frank,

thanks for stopping by! You are awesome! :)

Nancy Mosleh February 25, 2009 at 4:02 pm

I love the recepies!! I am sure my husband will thank you too!

Persian Kitchen February 26, 2009 at 3:07 pm

And I would love to hear all about your cooking sessions!!! Thanks for leaving a comment! :)

Autoosa February 27, 2009 at 5:32 pm

Wow, love your kashkeh bademjoon recipe! Thanks!

Persian Kitchen February 27, 2009 at 6:48 pm

Thanks for the kind comment Autoosa! It was fun to make and it actually was really good!

Paulette March 4, 2009 at 10:08 am

What a great resource! I’m very happy to have stumbled upon your website. I have a passion for cooking and recreational eating and being of Iranian descent (both my parents were born and raised in Iran), Persian food has a very special place in my own heart. I look forward to reading more updates on your culinary adventures! :-)

Persian Kitchen March 4, 2009 at 12:56 pm

thanks for your kind comments. They truly are culinary adventures!!! Happy reading! :)

Cameron March 6, 2009 at 4:22 pm

Hello Persian Chef,
I’m so glad I found you! I’m intrested in learning how to cook Persian food and I was wondering if you could give me some guidance. Can you reccommend a cookbook and supplier, an easy dish to start with? I liked to start with your stew recipes they look delicious.


HungryTiger March 29, 2009 at 8:56 pm

Great Stuff…Loved the Kuku!

Persian Kitchen May 4, 2009 at 6:49 pm

Thank you HungryTiger!

Lori Lynn at Taste With The Eyes May 21, 2009 at 8:52 am

Very glad to find your blog. So you’re my neighbor, eh?
Looking forward to reading more!
Lori Lynn

Persian Kitchen May 21, 2009 at 9:41 am

Shhh!!! don’t tell anyone that we are neighbors!!! you have two blogs! Very cool! Thanks for stopping by Lori. OK must go salivate over your posts now!

nora@ffr May 27, 2009 at 1:36 pm

hello guys.. this is my first visit here and i find this blog very interesting.. i rili like the unique way you present the recipes and the photography is excellent :) keep up the great work.. cant wait to try out the fabulous recipes found here.. keep up the great work.. cheers!!

Persian Kitchen May 27, 2009 at 6:33 pm

thanks for stopping by Nora. Let me know which recipe you make and how you like it!

Sheila June 4, 2009 at 2:31 pm

I’ve been looking for a website like this for YEARS! Awesome.

Persian Kitchen June 4, 2009 at 3:26 pm

Hi Sheila thank you for finding us!!! :)

Helen July 5, 2009 at 11:56 am

Hello I love your website, I was wondering if you could do a request? I had a hard time making Lubia polow & would love to see you make it.

I love this website, and love cooking Persian food, and your website helps a lot!

Thank you!

Persian Kitchen July 7, 2009 at 7:52 am

Hello Helen,

you and me both. I love Lubia polow but it has been a challenge. But have no fears, I am not giving up. I will try making it until I get it right.
Thanks for your kind words! :)

mary July 25, 2009 at 11:04 am

hi love the web site my husband is persian and he is looking for a recipe for a street food sandwich similar to phillly cheese steak do you know anything about it

Persian Kitchen July 26, 2009 at 7:51 am

Hi Mary,

I am not entirely sure about this type of sandwich. I can’t think of anything Persian that resembles a philly sandwich.

AlD August 5, 2009 at 10:09 pm

How about the good old kababe koubideh, nane-lavash, and the greens! Wow…I goto to go eat now! Don’t forget the Dough.
PFS – Persian Philly Stake – here I come!

My Persian Kitchen August 6, 2009 at 9:01 am

ohhh that’s what a Persian Philly Steak is? Kubideh is in the works, the greens have been shot and need to be posted.

Sara September 2, 2009 at 6:40 pm

I just found this blog and I LOVE it.

My Persian Kitchen September 2, 2009 at 7:43 pm

Thank you Sara. Glad you have found us and that you enjoy the site. :)