Najmieh Batmanglij: Persian Cuisine

Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - 6:30pm

Najmieh BatmanglijNajmieh Batmanglij, hailed as “the guru of Persian cuisine” by The Washington Post, has spent the past 30 years cooking, traveling, and adapting authentic Persian recipes to tastes and techniques in the West.  On October 23 at 6:30pm, Najmieh Batmanglij will be demonstrating some Persian cooking techniques.  Please join the celebration and enjoy the snacks!

Her book Silk Road Cooking: A Vegetarian Journey was selected as “One of the 10 best vegetarian cookbooks of the year” by the New York Times; and her From Persia to Napa: Wine at the Persian Table won the Gourmand Cookbook Award for the world’s best wine history book of 2007. She is a member of Les Dames d’Escoffier and lives in Washington, D.C., where she teaches Persian and Silk Road cooking, and consults with restaurants around the world. Her most recent book is Happy Nowruz: Cooking with Children to Celebrate the Persian New Year.

The DC Public Library celebrates the joy of reading with Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi during its DC Reads citywide reading program from Oct. 15-Nov. 15. Find more information on our DC Reads page.