am 23. Juli 1999
I purchased this book as a teenager because I loved differnt cuisines. Little did I know I would be married to an Iranian for 20 years. With the help of Maideh Mazda's In a Persian Kitchen,I have totally impressed many people with my ability to prepare Persian food. I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in learning how to cook Persian cuisine. Not only does this book give you a taste of the regional foods but a taste of history and culture experienced by the author and many other Iranian in their youth.
am 7. Februar 2000
If you have only one Persian cookbook, it should be this one. It is a classic. The recipes are excellent and are accompanied by wonderful comments by the author that allow you to truly appreciate Persian culture and custom. I grew up dining on these recipes as prepared by my mother, and now they are a cornerstone of my own kitchen.
am 24. September 1998
I bought my copy of this book years ago at a gathering of folks from the Society of Creative Anachronisms. I have an Iranian friend who makes great chicken Fesenjan with that amazing rice (chelo) with the crispy stuff on the bottom (tadeek), and I wanted to be able to do so myself. Well, the Khoreshe Fesenjan recipe and instructions on making Chelo helped me get there (along with several years of practice)!
If you are looking for a great source of all those delicious persian dishes you may have had in a restaurant or at a friends house, or are just looking to try a new style of food, In a Persian Kitchen is the book to buy.
Each recipe is introduced with a story about the food or Maideh Mazdah's childhood memories, and the instructions are thorough and easy to understand.
am 8. Juli 2003
ich bin halbperserin, und die persiche küche war immer ein geheimnis für mich, da mein vater hervorragend kocht, doch ich es nie geschafft habe, etwas bei ihm zu lernen. mit diesem buch gelang es mir sofort einige specials meines vaters nachzukochen, nicht perfekt wie bei ihm, aber sehr gut. ich kann dieses buch unbedingt empfehlen für diejenigen, die die persische küche bereits kennengelernt haben und auch für die, die sich für die orientalische küche interessieren. es ist sehr nett geschrieben mit einigen hintergrundinformationen zum kochen/essen im iran.
am 10. Februar 2000
i have had this book about 10 years and use it at least once a week. a know some of the recipes by heart. my husband is iranian and i wanted to impress him by learning to ciik persian. i got it from library and one sunday cooked a dish from it. he was amazed! now, i cook all the traditional persian foods. i'm the only wife of all our friends that does. every sunday, everyone comes here for persian food. this is the easiest and tastiest way to learn. you will need help of a persian w/ the chelo , but most things you can learn on your own!