Saturday 17 March – Spring in Persia – a Norouz class with Saghar Setareh

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The arrival of March means Spring is just a few steps away.  Although we’re still shaking off the winter it’s time to prepare for Norouz, the Persian new year celebrated on the Spring equinox, followed shortly after by Easter.   Spring celebration food everywhere focusses on the new seasonal greens and celebration of growth. Although the classic Persian dish to celebrate Norouz is Sabzi Polo ba Mahi — Persian herby pilaf served with fish — there are also other dishes that are prepared with the fresh produce of Spring.

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This Persian feast menù is completely green in color in honour of Spring celebrations. There’s Kuku Sabzi — Persian herby frittata — that is a classic Norouz dish in Tehran. Then there will be Baghali Polo — Persian pilaf with fava beans and lots of dill — that will be served with lamb shanks, cooked with saffron and turmeric. These dishes and the rest of the Menù are Persian inspirations that can brighten up your Easter lunch/brunch for a feast with a middle eastern flavor.

 

Menu

Persian Cheese Platter with herbs (vegetarian)

Main Courses

Bghali Polò: Persian pilaf with fava beans and dill (vegan)
Kuku Sabzi: Persian herby frittata with barberries and walnuts (vegetarian) Lamb Shanks stewed with onions, turmeric and saffron

Tahdig: saffrony, crunchy rice crust Sides

Green beans salad with eggs, potatoes with lime and sumaq dressing Spinach Borani: yoghurt dip with saffron and walnuts

Dessert

Maghut: Persian rose and almond pudding topped with pistachios served with cardamom tea

To book or for any other info or details please contact Saghar – saghar.setareh@gmail.com.  You can find and share content about this cooking class at #PersianCookingClassRome.

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The Persian Table, with Saghar Setareh, Saturday 11 November (sold out), new date Saturday 2 December

Saturday 11 November, from 10am

The culinary arts of Persia are as flavourful as they are beautiful; saffron and spices, pomegranates and roses, mint and more come together at the Persian table.  Saghar Setareh, cook, blogger and photographer leads a day class with lunch featuring the flavours of her homeland and including; Adas-polo, Persian rice with lentils and caramelized onions, Persian Jewelled rice with pistachios, almonds, oranges zest, Saffron chicken and a Pomegranate mint salad.  To finish a Persian love cake and tea.

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The class starts at 10 am and finishes with the lunch prepared by the group.  Contact Saghar by email to book a spot: saghar.setareh@gmail.com

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