From the Land of Nightingales and RosesRecipes from the Persian Kitchen


In From the Land of Nightingales and Roses, Iranian food blogger and home cook, Maryam Sinaiee, takes us through a full year in the Persian kitchen. Each seasonal chapter offers up delicious recipes alongside insights into the festivals, traditions and rituals that color day-to-day life in this region.

From spring through to winter, Maryam offers the reader a true taste of real Persian cooking—Lamb and Eggplant Stew, Baked Fish with Tamarind, and Rosewater Ice Cream with Pistachios. Full of flavor, history and culture, Maryam’s recipes are a wonderful introduction to the varied and delectable cuisine of this region.

Maryam Sinaiee was born in Tehran, Iran. She learned to cook from her mother and extended family, and is passionate about Persian history and cuisine. She moved to London in 2011 and started a food blog, The Persian Fusion. This is her first book.

“Persian cuisine is made both approachable and alluring in this stellar first effort.”  —Publishers Weekly, starred review