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Pomegranates and Roses: My Persian Family Recipes Hardcover – August 21, 2012
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Ariana trained in both French Patisserie and Cuisine at the renowned Le Cordon Bleu and Ecole Le Notre in France, before completing her training at the famous Fouchon Patisserie. Her technique and cooking principles are French regardless of what she may be preparing.
All the schooling and rigorous stages and crazy work hours were supposed to ensure that Ariana could make the foods she loved eating, so when she discovered an intolerance to dairy (cream, butter, cheese and her favourite dessert ice-cream), she was not going to let that stop her from creating pastries and desserts.
Around the same time Ariana's mother and brother discovered gluten/wheat intolerances, too. This is what then drove her to create "Sweet Alternative". The first dessert cookbook that is gluten, dairy and soy free. Now ice creams, cookies, classic cakes, truffles and mousses are back on the menu!
Ariana learned the business early watching her well-known restauranteur father run his classic French restaurant in Beverly Hills. She also was Head Pastry Chef for the Mondrian Hotel in Los Angeles, working with the top chefs and catering to Hollywood celebrities such as Madonna, Nicole Kidman and Tom Hanks. Her honed skills from parties for MTV, the Oscars, and Vanity Fair to TV appearances on Taste on Sky TV and Good Food Live were the solid foundation she built on.
She has also given demos at Sur La Table in America, Divertimenti in London and Good Food & Wine Show in South Africa.
This helped her to envision the high quality of desserts she wished to create, which she tested on family and friends.
The proof as you say is in the pudding and is in the book, which is available globally in all good bookshops.
Ariana is fluent in French and Farsi and also holds a BA in International Marketing and Finance from the European Business School in London.
She now lives between Dubai and Paris with her husband Paul and their son Dara. She is now working on her second book.
Top Customer Reviews
I believe Roses and Poms is destined to make Persian cuisine international. Iranians will be proud of what they see and non-Iranians delighted of what they will discover! This is simply magnificent and a world-class work (no wonder Simon & Schuster went for it!)
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Excellent book with beautiful stories. Recipes are incredibly reflective of the utterly sophisticated, rich cuisine of Persia. Thank you for writing this book!Published 8 months ago by erika m. schutz
I like everything in this book.did not make a lot of rec. but I like the bookPublished 17 months ago by snezana gracic
It is a beautiful book. It inspires. Though I haven't cooked anything in it yet, it did inspire other things. Some of the spices would be difficult to fine where I live.Published 22 months ago by Jasmine C. Shoshanna
This book is beautiful beyond the recipes. Photography, histories and of course the recipes make it more than worth while to have in a complete cooking library.Published on November 21, 2013 by Amazon Customer
My daughter has a collection of Iranian/Persian Cook Books, I got her this book for the mothers' day, she really enjoys using the book and prepares lots of great dishes for her... Read morePublished on June 2, 2013 by Movieman