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Four Persian-inspired recipe books to get you cooking this winter

Updated: Feb 25, 2022

Here at Caspian Bistro, we love teaching our customers about Persian cuisine. We are truly a community of food lovers, and we enjoy introducing our customers to Persian dishes, recipes and culture. While we want to ensure that our customers have the best experience possible while dining in with us, we are also passionate about helping you bring our dishes to life in your own home, spreading the original Persian spirit all around!

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So, if you’d like to try making a few Persian meals in the comfort of your own kitchen, where should you start? Look no further than the very special "Food of Life" recipe book series, authored by Najmieh Batmanglij.

Whether you are looking to keep it simple, keep it vegetarian or dive right in, Batmanglij's book series provides you with all the information you need to make a spectacular Caspian Bistro-inspired meal, right in your own home!

For those looking for a simple introduction:

Joon: Persian Cooking Made Simple

If you are feeling very "new" to Persian cooking or cooking in general, this book will be a wonderful start in your Persian cuisine journey. In this book, Batmanglij has simplified 75 of her favorite dishes and shows how, with the right ingredients and a few basic tools and techniques, authentic Persian food can easily be prepared at home.

For those ready to dive into more complicated recipes:

Food of Life: Ancient Persian and modern Iranian Cooking and Ceremonies

If you are ready to tackle more complex cuisines and go "all out," look no further. In the 25th anniversary edition of Food of Life, Batnamlij honors traditional Persian cuisine while catering to today's generation of cooks.

For vegetarians and veggie lovers:

Silk Road Cooking: a Vegetarian Journey

Batnamglij has also created this vegetarian recipe book for all veggie lovers. With 150 vegetarian recipes to explore, this Sild Road Cooking: a Vegetarian Journey provides not only great dishes but also rich historical context.

For wine lovers:

From Persia to Napa: Wine at the Persian Table

What better way to complete an authentic Persian meal than with the perfect wine pairing? Wine at the Persian Table combines history, poetry and a wide array of recipes and wine pairings to celebrate the special relationship of wine and food at the Persian table.


You can find all these recipe books (also available as eBooks) by clicking the button below,

but stay updated on our blog: we regularly pick up our favorite recipes and publish them with the exclusive personal tips from our chefs!

And the best part? You can find all of the key ingredients for these recipes at our very own Caspian Bistro Gourmet Marketplace. We source our products directly from vendors in Iran, so you can trust that you are getting the highest quality and most authentic Persian cuisine ingredients.

So what are you waiting for? Choose a recipe and share your cooking skills on Instagram(include URL if/when applicable) and Facebook using the tag #CookingCaspian!

Happy cooking,

Your Friends at Caspian Bistro


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