Lakh Lakh Menu for Monday November 10

November 10, 2014
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One of the best things about doing the pop-up is meeting the many Iranians and Iranian Americans who have found their way to Lakh Lakh. It’s deeply satisfying when Iranians taste the food and tell me that it reminds them of home, or that they’re excited to see Persian food being prepared and presented with […]

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Lakh Lakh Menu for Monday November 3

November 3, 2014
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Did everyone watch last night’s episode of Bourdain’s Parts Unknown, featuring Iran? I only got to see parts of it, but what I saw was great. It reflected what I encountered in Iran and have been trying to explain to people–there are friendly folks and good food in Iran!
In anticipation of last night’s episode, Food […]

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Lakh Lakh Menu for Monday October 27

October 27, 2014
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I’m very excited this week because we’ve been trying out different brands of lavash bread, and nothing has been quite perfect. Tonight, someone is bringing us barbari and lavash from Mt Ararat Bakery in Long Island, it’s supposed to be amazing.
The person bringing the bread is a man named Vahid who came to the 3rd […]

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Lakh Lakh Menu for October 20 + Tahini in the Wall St Journal

October 20, 2014
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I’m excited that this past week I got to write about tahini for the Wall Street Journal. This is one of my favorite ingredients. Check out the story, it includes recipes from Yotam Ottolenghi, Alex Stupak of Empellón Taqueria, and Maura Kilpatrick of Oleana and Sofra in Boston. The photo above is of Yotam Ottolenghi’s […]

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Lakh Lakh Menu for Monday October 13

October 13, 2014
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I just finished making a sauce of tamarind, onions, garlic, fenugreek, and cilantro for tonight’s Mahi Kari, aka Southern Iranian style curry fish, and it smells amazing here. Above is what this dish looked like when I had it in Iran, but ours will look a bit different tonight. And we’re using a locally sourced […]

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Sambuseh: Persian Samosas with Lentils & Nigella Seeds

October 9, 2014
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Right around now is the start of the ancient Zoroastrian holiday Mehregan, a celebration of the harvest that you might call the Persian Thanksgiving. It was celebrated in Iran for millennia, and though it’s not observed so much there now, it’s actually making a comeback among Iranian expats in the US and elsewhere. In honor […]

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Lakh Lakh Menu for October 6 + Feature in Tasting Table

October 6, 2014
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Last week we were thrilled to have the folks from Tasting Table come by and write about the food at Lakh Lakh, my weekly pop-up. To get a sense of what Lakh Lakh is all about, check out this story and the gorgeous food photos by Lizzie Munro that accompany it. The photo above is […]

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Lakh Lakh Menu for September 29, 2014

September 29, 2014
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It’s my birthday, and it’s also the 3rd installment of Lakh Lakh, my Persian street food pop-up at Porsena Extra Bar. We’ll be serving a sharbat cocktail made from tarragon and cucumber. A sharbat is a traditional Persian beverage made from flower, fruit, or herb essences, and is served in the kind of pitchers you […]

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Tonight’s Lakh Lakh Menu + My Story in Edible BK

September 22, 2014
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Check out the beautiful new Travel Issue of Edible Brooklyn, out today. I wrote a story in it about my trip to Iran, and the wonderful people who fed me there. There’s a lot of other great stuff in the issues, like Cathy Erway’s story about Taiwan! All the gorgeous photos are by Lauren Volo.
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Iran Up Close: My Iran Travel Diary, Part 1

September 18, 2014
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My Persian Street Food pop-up started this week! It was a blast to feed people some of the wonderful dishes I tasted in Iran. All the info about the pop-up is here. Now that the pop-up is up and running, look for my Iran travelogue over the next few months, running concurrently with the dinners […]

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