Sangak, the most Iranian of Iranian breads

As Delaram pointed out in her comment, there are 4 common types of bread in Iran, which are, from the thinnest to the thickest: lavâsh, tâftun, sangak, and barbari. Sangak is a triangular wholewheat leavened flatbread. It gets its name… Continue Reading →

Iran, Day 3 (Velenjak, Sizzling, Sangak)

This morning I went for a walk in Velenjak. My friend Hamid was kind enough to pick me up from my parents’ at 5:45 am. After passing through several highways (Tehran is zigzagged by several highways), we got to Velenjak… Continue Reading →

Guess what souvenir!

I have brought Azadeh and Delaram a little souvenir from France. Can anyone guess what it is?

Iran, Day 1

This is probably the worst time of the year to visit Tehran and the central and southern parts of Iran. I have arrived in the middle of a heatwave with the temperatures hitting 41 degrees centigrade today. (Low 28, High… Continue Reading →

A poet has died…

Abbâs kiârostami, perhaps the greatest Iranian film director of all time, has died. He died a couple of days ago in a Paris hospital, losing his fight against gastrointestinal cancer. He is probably best known for his “Taste of Cherry”… Continue Reading →

Mount Damâvand and Poppy Flowers

Mount Damâvand with a height of 5671 is the highest peak in Iran. Every year in June poppies bloom on Damavand’s base and create lovely scenery there. Here are some photos I took last week…


This is a simple yet incredibly delicious Iranian dish that will have you licking your fingers. The video below shows the steps…

Humayun’s tomb

It’s just the fourth or the fifth time that I am trying to post an article… (Yes, I think we can say that persevering is one of my numerous qualities, and modesty as well, of course!!!) Each time I tried, I… Continue Reading →

Iran in Cannes Film Festival

Cannes is one of the most important film festivals which happens every year and this year, the special thing about it was that there was an Iranian film in the competition and many Iranians followed the results. Two awards for… Continue Reading →

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