How Iranian-American Chefs Are Modernizing Persian Cuisine

Daniela Galarza

Persia, one of the world’s greatest ancient civilizations, sometimes seems to have survived mainly by its rugs and cats.

Fortunately, a thriving group of Iranian American cooks and chefs is beating a drum for Iran’s ancient culinary traditions. The generation born from those who left in exile around the time of the Iranian Revolution of 1979 is quietly maintaining age-old recipes...