5 Persian Recipes for Weeknight Cooking From Najmieh Batmanglij

The acclaimed cookbook author shares her family's favorite easy recipes, including the Iranian dishes that keep home close to her heart.

Wednesday Night Persian—part of Epi's Wednesday Nights in America series—starts with this curated list of weeknight recipes, and continues with a visit to a home kitchen, where we witness Iranian-American cooking in action. “I love to cook,” says Najmieh Batmanglij as we settle into a conversation about her favorite weeknight recipes. She hardly had to tell me. Batmanglij is the author of 10 cookbooks on Persian food, wine, and culture; an instructor of popular cooking classes in Washington, DC; a former guest chef for the Persian New Year feast at the White House; and in general is what the Washington Post called The Grande Dame of Iranian Cooking. But, if her mother had had her way, all that might not have happened. Read More

Photo by Joseph De Leo, Food Styling by Erika Joyce