Spring rolls my way!

I received the recipe once on a flight where I had a Chinese gentleman who was seated next to me. We came to talk about food – wonderful subject that everyone is interested in. I asked how his mother used to make spring rolls and got a pretty good description, I wrote down some notes which I found the other day and just had to try it with some modifications of course ūüėä Continue reading “Spring rolls my way!”

Gothab – or Persian sweet nuggets

As a child, I was quite fussy when it came to food and sweets. These cookies nevertheless were and still are one of my favorites.  Very delicious and quite easy to make.

For a luxurious version ‚Äď add some¬†saffron mixed with one or two tablespoons of warm water to the dough.¬†Wonderful cookies for Easter. Continue reading “Gothab – or Persian sweet nuggets”

Persian New Year – Norooz

 

Brief History:

Persian new year is called Norooz (can also be spelled Nowruz, Nawroz, Noroz), which marks the arrival of the spring. No means new and Rooz means day.

Norooz has been celebrated for thousands of years in Iran and Central Asian countries formerly belonging to the ancient Persian Empire. Today, Norooz is the world’s only event celebrated at exactly the same time all over the world.¬†¬†The celebration is not linked to religion and is based on the spring equinox, many claim the celebrations around Norooz and call it, for example, the Bahai New Year. But the Bahais originate in Iran and that is why they celebrate the Persian New Year – not because they are Bahais! We Iranians do not like to have the festivities linked to a religion. The Kurds also call it for the Kurdish New Year – even this is wrong – they celebrate Persian New Year because they have their roots in the old Persian Empire!¬†Nothing else.

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