Video Wednesday

March 5, 2014

Since this is the month of Norouz, I am going to post Persian New Year related videos for the remainder of the month. In recent years, I have enjoyed the rise of Persian cartoons created specifically to help children born outside of Iran to not only learn the Persian language, but also become familiar with [...]

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Countdown to Norouz 2014

March 1, 2014
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March 1st to me always means one thing: the month during which outside of Iran Norouz takes place. For those of us who live in Southern California, or other places with similar climate, we don’t get to see much of the changing of seasons. However, there are subtle little signs here and there . In [...]

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Beef Stroganoff Persian Style

February 25, 2014
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For the past two weeks I have had a nightly date with my TV in order to keep up with the Sochi Olympics. I always look forward to the Olympics and really enjoy watching the athletes compete. Another aspect of the Olympics that I enjoy watching is the features about the country as a whole [...]

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Chocolate & Pistachio Covered Strawberries

February 13, 2014
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Since tomorrow is Valentine’s Day, I thought I’d post a related recipe. I have always loved Chocolate Covered Strawberries. I think that the two flavors go together very well. With that said, I have not always been very successful at making them perfectly. Specifically sometimes the chocolate didn’t exactly stick or I didn’t like the [...]

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Breakfast of Champions?!

February 4, 2014
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What is the perfect breakfast? Most will probably answer this question by saying that their breakfast, the one from their culture or nationality is their favorite. But what happens when people think that their breakfast is superior than other people’s? Is it offensive? Is it being shallow? Is it arrogant? Where am I going with [...]

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Saffron Chicken Wings

January 30, 2014
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A couple of weeks ago while reading my news feed I came across an article that grabbed my attention immediately. The article was about a new documentary which is about finding the best Chicken Wings in the US. Now, let me come clean here and tell you right away that I  have a deep fondness [...]

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Video Wednesday

January 15, 2014

Last year comedian Kvon came over to have a little cooking session and chat about Persian food. Specifically, we had a good chat about Norouz and what Iranians eat during that time of the year. The purpose of his visit and inquiry about Norouz was for a documentary Share and Enjoy:

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Tass Kabob ~ Persian Meat & Potato Stew, Version 2

January 14, 2014
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A few years back I posted my very first recipe for Tass Kabob. In the original post I mentioned that there are different ways to make this delicious stew. Today I am posting a second version, one where both prunes and quince are used. While this is not the version of Tass Kabob that I [...]

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MPK’s Fifth Anniversary

January 11, 2014
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It is hard to believe that I published the very first MPK recipe 5 years ago today. Looking back it’s amazing how far this little website and I have come since January 11, 2009. I took a little trip down memory lane this morning by looking at some of the old posts. I have certainly [...]

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Watermelon & Pomegranate Juice

December 21, 2013
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Today is Winter Solstice which means that we have officially transitioned from fall into winter season.  The very first night of winter is said to be the longest night of the year. Iranians refer to this particular evening as the Shabeh Yalda Share and Enjoy:

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