- Shirin Simmons
Shirin Simmons is the first Persian born cookery writer to present in the English language recipes from salads to complex exotic banquet dishes, especially the sweet and savoury delicacies from her mother’s collection introduced to the world as early as 1988. Shirin grew up enjoying and experiencing cooking from her early childhood days in Yazd to her teenage days in Tehran. A Feast of My Persian Heritage is far more than just a cookery book. The book is spiced with anecdotes and stories about family traditions, as well as accounts of her travels through the various region of the country, from pre-revolution to her very recent visit to Iran, some of which can be highly emotional.
The recipes are given a historical and cultural context which makes this much more than just a cookery book, all Iranians including Zoroastrian, Jewish and Christian recipes are presented along with the details of their associate festivals and custom.
The emphasis throughout is on fresh ingredients particularly fruit, nuts, vegetables and pulses, making these recipes ideal for a modern, health conscious audience throughout the world. Packed with advice on ingredients and cooking techniques, this is a superb introduction for novice cook and expert chef alike to the pleasure of this influential and sophisticated type of world cooking.
Since the publication of Shirin’s book Entertaining the Persian Way in 1988, her books have become worldwide bestseller. Shirin’s second book, A Treasury of Persian Cuisine was the winner Gourmand world cookbook AWARD 2002 and also worldwide bestseller.
A Feast of my Persian Heritage
Homafar Publishers (upcoming soon)