A lavishly illustrated book which presents a history of wine-drinking in pre-Islamic and Islamic Persia....An excellent chapter on Wine and Persian Poetry ....An account of the Darioush winery....A selection of recipes chosen to go with particular wines. --The Times Literary Supplement, Jan 25, 2007
This is much more than just another coffee table decoration about wine and food, or both. A lavishly illustrated volume, it is the third book written by Najmieh Batmanglij in her passionate promotion of Persian cuisine and, in this case, the rich and - despite Tehran's strict Muslim regime - continuing Iranian love affair with wine. --WINESTATE, Nov/Dec 2006
About the Author
Introducing people to the pleasures of Persian cuisine has been a lifelong mission for Najmieh Batmanglij. Her New Food of Life: Ancient Persian and Modern Iranian Cooking and Cerimonies
was called "The definitive book of Persian cooking" by The Los Angeles Times,
and her Silk Road Cooking: A Vegetarian Journey
was selected as one of the Vegetarian Cookbooks of 2004 by The New York Times.
She has spent the past 25 years traveling, teaching cooking, and adapting authentic Persian recipes to tastes and techniques in the West. She is a member of Les Dames d'Escoffier and has taught and lectured throughout the United States. She currently lives in Washington, DC, where she is teaching master classes in Persian cooking and is working on a new book for children to cook with the family.
DICK DAVIS is a poet, scholar and professor. He is also the foremost translator of Persian poetry as well as a poet who has published numerous volumes of his own poetry to critical acclaim, including: Belonging: Poems (the Economist magazines's 2002 poetry book of the year). He is currently professor of Persian at Ohio State University and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.
BURKE OWENS is Associate Curator of Wine at Copia: The American Center for Wine, Food & the Arts in Napa, California, where he is responsible for Copia's many and varied wine programs, including wine education.