One of my favorite things about visiting my father-in-law in Tehran is breakfast. The simplicity, taste, texture and ritual of it.
Simplicity: 3 or 4 ingredients (it started as 3, but my daughter introduced the 4th – honey):
- Flat, almost paper-thin bread (the closest thing I can find here is lavash)
- Feta, not Greek feta, Bulgarian is the closest
- Walnuts, freshly cracked is ideal (in Iran they come from my father-in-law’s trees)
- and Arielle’s addition…honey
Taste & Texture: salty, creamy, crunchy, and with the honey, sweet
- Tear off a piece of bread
- Spread it with some feta
- Place a nut or two on top
- Drizzle with some honey, if you are using it.
- Roll up the piece of bread
Not to forget the tea, always the delicious Persian tea! Although I have to admit that here I typically have my cup of coffee with it. But somehow I end up sipping it slower and enjoying it more.