Persian Gastronomy

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Yazdi Foods

 

Ash-e-Shouli (Shouli Potage)

It is the most common food among Yazdi People. Everyone knows its great taste. The seasoning of the Ash-e-Shouli is done with vinegar, but it can be replaced with pomegranate paste or any other sour liquid.

Ash-e-Anar (Pomegranate Potage)

One of the oldest warm and excellent food among Iranian food history is Ash-e-Anar. Lentil, split peas, pomegranate juice, beef, and rice are the main ingredients of this delicious Potage.

Koufteh-Nokhod

This delicious Koufteh-Nokhod includes minced meat, onion, chickpea flour, herbs (leek, parsley), salt as well as pepper and turmeric.

Yazdi Sweets

Yazd is a heaven for those with a sweet tooth. Yazdi cakes and sweets are found everywhere, and it would be a pity to leave the city without giving them a try.

Yazd Baqlavā (Baklavā)

Baqlavā is considered as Yazd main souvenir. The filling varies from ground walnuts to almonds or pistachios. Greeks use a honey syrup to sweeten their baklava while the Persians use a rosewater syrup.


Yazdi Handicrafts 

Rugs

The Yazd rugs have asymmetrical (Persian) knots with three wefts. The number of knots in square inch is much lower than Isfahān rugs and Nain rugs, but the pile is softer and more prolonged.

Pottery & Ceramics

Pottery, the oldest handmade artwork, has a 6,000-year-old history in Iran. Local people call the earthenware ‘Kevareh,’ which is made of clay. The stoneware is world-famous for its designs, especially “fish,” “the lady sun,” and “the hen.” Meybod is a prominent pottery-producing center in Yazd province.

Termeh

Termeh is one of the oldest traditional arts in Iran; this handicraft was woven as handmade. Today silk Termeh with different colors is finding in Yazd Province; in this regard, Termeh weaving is the oldest artwork.

Tile Making

This craft has 700 years’ history in Yazd province. The artists at first decide on the shape and size of the tiles and then proceed with drawing (upon them) and enameling before baking the tiles.

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