57 minutes | May 20, 2019

the queen of Persian cuisine

Najmieh Batmanglij is "the grande dame of Iranian Cooking”. She’s spent the past 35 years cooking, traveling throughout Iran, and adapting traditional Persian recipes to tastes and techniques in the West. Her book Food of Life was dubbed “the definitive book on Iranian cooking” by the Los Angeles Times, and we couldn’t agree more. From her advice to dance while cooking (her favorite tunes are created or produced by her son Rostam Batmanglij, formerly of Vampire Weekend) and connect with others through food, Najmieh makes us feel right at home in her world of beautiful ingredients and delightful flavors rooted in Persian culinary culture.
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