73545311 Narsai David: Food of Life Persian Cookbook

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SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS)— For an in-depth understanding of what Persian food and culture is all about, KCBS Food and Wine Editor Narsai David highly recommends, “’Food of Life: Ancient Persian and Modern Iranian Cooking and Ceremonies’.

David said it’s a “beautiful and magnificently produced” cookbook that is now in its 25th anniversary edition.

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Author Najimieh Batmanglij has been called the “guru of Persian Cooking”.

“It’s expanded, it’s updated, it’s a totally new design,” David reviewed.

He said the book includes plenty of colorful photographs and is organized in a logical way.

Soups and porridges are categorized together, but David said it’s the section called stories, that includes traditional folk tales that he really loves.

“The book has recipes galore and enough pictures to guide you along the way,” David said.

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Narsai David is the KCBS Food and Wine Editor. He has been a successful restaurateur, chef, TV host, and columnist in the Bay Area spanning four decades. You can hear him Saturdays at 10:53am, 12:53pm and 4:53pm, and at 2:53am Sunday on KCBS All News 740AM and 106.9FM.

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