washingtonpost.com - 42 days ago
5 easy ways to eat and drink for Nowruz, the Persian New Year
Nowruz, the Persian New Year, began this morning; its start time, 6:29 a.m. EST, is tied to that of the vernal equinox.
Food plays a large role in the 13-day celebration, writes Washington cookbook author and cooking instructor Najmieh Batmanglij in her classic "Food of Life: Ancient Persian and Modern Iranian Cooking and Ceremonies" (Mage, 2000). Noodles, for example, represent life's most difficult and tangled issues, and eating them is said to help to unravel one's problems. Fresh green herbs and eggs symbolize rebirth and fertility, and fish celebrates life. We've gathered a selection of dishes from the Recipe Finder that will give you a taste of this spring holiday. (If you need a local source for ingredients, we recommend Yekta Supermarket in Rockville.) Fresh Herb Kuku. Featuring, among other flavors, dill and dried barberries and fenugreek.