Bottom of the Pot
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$37.50

Not only will you cook the Persian recipes in this beautiful book over and over again, you will cherish the stunning photographs and stories about the author's family and their journey from Iran to Italy and, ultimately, Canada. It is clear how much these foods mean to the author and how they're bound up in her memories of home and lost loved ones, making us think about how food is intertwined with our own memories of home.

From the Prologue:

It begins with rice. As it always has.
The unmistakable aroma of
chelo — Persian steamed rice — greets me at the end of the long hallway in our Los Angeles apartment building. . . . The intoxicating scent carries a promise for all who encounter it. The very same promise that has traveled with me over three continents . . . Once again, the beat of nostalgia courses through my body. Memory tapping lightly at my door. Sometimes I grant it permission; sometimes I don't. It's a slippery slope—the unpaved road of memory.

 

Additional Information:

  • Author: Naz Deravian
  • Published 2018
  • 384 pages, hardcover
  • Size: approx. 10 X 8 inches