Lakh Lakh Menu for Monday February 9

February 9, 2015
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I got inspiration this week from a fascinating cookbook called The Silk Road Gourmet, Volume One: Western and Southern Asia, by Laura Kelley. It gives an overview of the food of every country between The Republic of Georgia and Sri Lanka, along with several recipes. The book allows you to see how food morphs along […]

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Lakh Lakh Menu for Monday February 2

February 2, 2015
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Hey folks, we are braving the inclement weather to bring you Persian food tonight! Come join us. it’ll be warm and cozy at Porsena. As usual, we’re at Porsena Extra Bar, 21 E. 7th Street in Manhattan, between 2nd and 3rd. We serve from 5:30-10 pm, no reservations. Questions? Call Porsena at 212 228 4923.
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Lakh Lakh Menu for Monday January 12 + Cooking with Pomegranates

January 11, 2015
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Happy 2015! I hope you’re feeling inspired by the start of a new year. I’m grateful for the week I had off, it was good to get away from my computer and just cook fresh food, light fires in the fireplace, and read. Where I was staying, there was a copy of Ruth Reichl’s new […]

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Lakh Lakh Menu for December 29

December 29, 2014
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Good morning! Tonight is the final Lakh Lakh dinner of 2014. We’ll be back on Monday, January 12 in the new year. Have a wonderful holiday, see you in 2015!
As usual, we’re at Porsena Extra Bar, 21 E. 7th Street in Manhattan, between 2nd and 3rd. We serve from 5:30-10 pm, no reservations. Questions? Call […]

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Lakh Lakh Menu for Monday December 22

December 22, 2014
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Hey everyone, yesterday was the longest night of the year, so happy winter solstice, or if you’re Persian, happy Shab-e Yalda! It’s holiday time, and we’ve got a festive menu for you tonight.
As usual, we’re at Porsena Extra Bar, 21 E. 7th Street in Manhattan, between 2nd and 3rd. We serve from 5:30-10 pm, no […]

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Persian Hanukkah Dinner at Porsena

December 16, 2014
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Happy Hanukkah! It’s time to celebrate the holiday of foods fried in olive oil.
Join us at Porsena tonight as we celebrate with a Persian Hanukkah menu that brings in regional Iranian tastes from the Caspian Sea, the Persian Gulf, and Azerbaijan. We put so much love into tonight’s dinner, and filled it with seasonal ingredients […]

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Lakh Lakh Menu for Monday 12/8 + Underground Gourmet Review in NY Magazine!

December 8, 2014
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We are super excited to be reviewed in The Underground Gourmet this week! The story features two pop ups, one of which is Lakh Lakh. It includes lots of gorgeous food photos taken by Carolyn Griffin from NY Mag.

Also, I recently had the pleasure of eating dinner with the inimitable Cathy Erway, author of the […]

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Lakh Lakh Menu for December 1

December 1, 2014
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Good morning! I hope everyone had a delicious Thanksgiving.
Here’s tonight’s menu. As usual, we’re at Porsena Extra Bar, 21 E. 7th Street in Manhattan, between 2nd and 3rd. We serve from 5:30-10 pm, no reservations. Questions? Call Porsena at 212 228 4923.
Lakh Lakh Menu for Monday December 1
Sabzi Khordan, herb and cheese plate with bread. […]

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Lakh Lakh Menu for November 24 + Persian Hanukkah Dinner in December!

November 24, 2014
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Over here at Porsena we are marinating fish in saffron, caramelizing onions, and folding perfect phyllo triangles to make sambuseh, all for tonight’s dinner.
Before I post tonight’s menu, just a heads up that we will be doing our second annual Persian Hanukkah dinner here at Porsena on Tuesday December 16. See the menu and buy […]

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The Launch of Magpie Cookshop + Lakh Lakh menu for Monday November 17

November 13, 2014
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I’ve been working on a project with a good friend over the past year, and it’s hard to believe but this weekend we’re launching Magpie Cookshop, a purveyor of sustainable kitchen goods, including aprons, tea towels, reusable lunch bags, and reusable produce bags. The products are gorgeous! They’re made from all natural materials, and they’re […]

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