Across Iran, Afghanistan, and many other countries, millions celebrate the arrival of spring with Nowruz, the Persian New Year. For more than 3,000 years, the New Year has held great significance for those of Persian origin – giving hope by bringing loved ones together to celebrate traditions, honor the past, and look to the future. Join Omid Roustaei for this special class, where you’ll learn how to make a classic Persian New Year’s feast of salad shirazi (tomato and cucumber salad with mint vinaigrette); aash reshteh (noodle soup with herbs and garlic mint sauce); sabzi polo ba mahi (herby rice pilaf with saffron-scented fish); and naan-e keshmeshi (rosewater and raisin cookies), just like mom used to make.
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