Just in time for the holidays! “When Kugel Met Tahdig: Foods of Our Persian-Jewish-American Marriage“, has finally been published!
The paperback version is available on Amazon.com. I am still formatting the e-book version (I needed to take a break after getting the print version completed). I will hopefully have that available next week.
The process felt like it took forever, especially the fast few months of final recipe testing, photography, and then editing and layout. Work on this book started even as I was editing “Persian Cooking in an American Kitchen” in 2020.
I am very happy with all the recipes I included in the cookbook, they really represent a marriage of our food cultures and the way we eat on a regular basis. My Persian rice cooker is working at least three nights every week, it is may favorite kitchen appliance. Of course, you do not need a Persian rice cooker to make these recipes, but it really makes them foolproof.
While developing this book, my family has really moved away from eating much meat, so that is reflected in the protein options given for most of the entrees. Many can be made with both meat or vegetable-based proteins, or totally vegetarian or vegan. When we do have meat, we want it to be really good, so you can really count on the flavor of the meat-based dishes.
Here are some of the foods in this cookbook:
And finally, the dish that inspired the title. “When Kugel Met Tahdig” – Potato and Rice Kugel Polo.
So now it is time to pause creating new recipes while I work my way through some of the cookbooks I have been collecting over the last 3 years…I can’t wait! I look forward to sharing what I discover along the way.