A Taste of Persia
by Naomi Duguid
Published October 13th, 2016 by Artisan (first published September 20th, 2016)
Non-Fiction, Cultures, Cookbook, Food
A Taste of Persia by Naomi Duguid is a book about cultures, people and food. It is filled with lovely colourful pictures of vegetables, fruits, food, people and places. In other words, the book it’s not just a simple cookbook, although it does contain mouth-watering recipes (for breads, meats, grains, sweets, vegetables and beverages).
The book does not focus only on Iran, but also on Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Iran and Kurdistan. Since the author visited all these countries, she also included her impressions, personal stories and travel notes. The book is a great way of finding out more about these countries’ cultures and people, as well as discovering new dishes.
I do not recommend reading this book as an e-book. It is possible, of course, to read it as an e-book, but I think it is harder to get through it. Moreover, if you want to try some of the recipes, it will be a bit difficult. Plus, the pictures look way better on paper than on a monitor or Kindle.
I recommend this book to anyone who likes to learn more about other cultures, and who likes cooking and reading about food.