Each trip into my Heirloom Kitchen has become about so much more than the food. Now, learning the cuisines and special dishes from around the world has been incredible. I have been introduced to new flavors, techniques and am constantly surprised at how each woman I cook with can teach me something I have never seen before.
This time, I made a stop in Iran. I met Sharareh Oveissi and I knew from the minute I walked through the door we would be fast friends. Beautiful and warm, she quickly began showing me all that she prepared. A beautiful table called a ‘Haft-Sin’ was set for Nourez, Persian New Year so she could teach me this sacred tradition.
Nourez is celebrated all over the world. For Iranians, Persians and Zoroastrians all of the items on the table represent hopes for the new year. I love the idea of celebrating the new year by creating a table scape of items that will bring health, happiness, prosperity and all the other wonderful things a new year an offer.