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Roasted Stuffed Artichokes with Mint Oil from The New Persian Kitchen by Louisa Shafia

It is two days in a row for looking at wonderful recipes from The New Persian Kitchen by author and chef Louisa Shafia. With a Persian background, Louisa takes an inventive look at an array of Persian dishes from appetizers to desserts. Some are classical dishes and some are one inspired by Persia but using…

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Whole Roasted Fish with Oranges and Saffron from The New Persian Kitchen by Louisa Shafia

In The New Persian Kitchen, author and chef Louisa Shafia takes us on a journey to the cuisine of her family homeland. Using a combination of original and inventive recipes, traditional and Western ingredients, Lousia offers us her bright, personal perspective on Persian — or Iranian — cuisine. Persian culture is thousands of years old…

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Steamed Mussels with Cream, Saffron and Mint from James Peterson

“It looks beautiful,” I said to Suzen. “The smell is great.” “Try one,” she dared me. I passed. Allergies. My next mussel is her next inheritance. It was Valentine’s Day and Suzen’s feast for class — Bubbles and Bites — was this marvelously rich and beautiful dish form James Peterson. The combination of mussels with…

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