FC: Emilie Montgomery Geena Lingberg Jacqueline Page Leilani Stacy | What's Cookin' In Persepolis?
1: Bon Appetit! | Rice Cookies
2: Rice as a luxury -eaten on special occasions or served to guests -"berenj" Persian word for rice Bread -staple food of Iran -treated with great respect | Importance in Iranian Society | Rice + Bread
3: Page 87
4: Role of Alcohol | Alcohol and Iranian Society | Ban of Alcohol: -Put in act during the 1979 revolution. -Leads to making of homemade liquor, Aragh Saghi (made from raisins) -Along with creation of thriving black market for alcohol. Punishment: -Can lead to being publicly whipped -In some cases it can be punishable by death.
5: Page 109 and 110
6: Taarof | Page 106
7: The Biggest Serving | Remember? -Unwritten code for how people should treat each other -Complex system of ritual politeness | Taarof + Food -Meals are social events and leisure activities
8: Pottery | -Classical Mediterranean style -People (monochrome) -Depictions, floral, inscriptions -Ruby colored wares a luxury -Bowls, vases, jugs contain scenes from Persian epics
10: Holidays | Page 7
11: Seven - Lucky Number Rebirth - 1. sabzeh (sprouts) made into 2. amanu (pudding) Health and Beauty- 3. sib (apple) Happiness - 4. senjed (fruit of lotus tree) love Prosperity - 5. seer (garlic) medicine Joy - 6. somaq (sumac berries) color of sunrise, Good conquer Evil Patience - 7. serkeh (vinegar) age Ceremonial table: sofreh-ye haft-sinn (cloth of seven dishes, all begin with Persian leter sinn)
12: Nowruz King Jamshid wanted to find a way to journey through the skies. He had a costly throne of jewels built for him and commanded the demons who were his slaves to life the throne and raise it towards the heavens. The world's inhabitants were astonished by the King's glory and power. they called for goblets and wine and sat together feasting and rejoicing. All this was done on the first day of the month of Farvardin, Now Ruz, or New Day. This day now signifies the first day of spring when people are supposed to forgive and start anew.
13: The Eve of Red Wednesday On the last Wednesday of the year, people light bonfires and leap over the flames shouting "Give me your beautiful red color and take back my sickly pallor!" Fire and light are symbols of good as celebrants pass through this unlucky night (the end of the year). Tradition holds that the living are visited by the spirits of ancestors on the last days of the year. Special foods such as dried fruits and nuts (referred to as the unraveler of difficulties) are prepared on this night to make wishes come true.
14: Ingredients: sugar oil water cardamom rose water sea salt lime juice rice flour eggs | Dish 1: rice cookies | Preview
17: Dish 2: Chickpea Salad | Ingredients chickpeas salt olive oil pepper cumin red pepper onion lime juice garlic tomato paste ginger basil cilantro
18: Dish 3: Rice with Lentils | Ingredients basmati rice lentils salt oil onions raisins dates orange zest pepper advieh (persian spice mix) saffron yogurt