Last night's double yummy, Ghormeh Sabzi & Gheimeh Bademjoon with rice - two Iranian national dishes on one plate.
Last night's Ghormeh Sabzi.
Ghormeh Sabzi is one of the most popular stews in Persian cooking. It is often said to be Iran's national dish.
After Campbell's Soup by Andy Warhol.
Last Friday night there was a feast of Iranian Contemporary Art and Food in V&A. The smell of Ghormeh Sabzi had filled the museum. Sadly it was so crowded that I missed the food, the dance and the fashion part of the programme. I managed to attend Abbas Kiarostami and Seifollah Samadian?s conversation with Geoff Andrew and watch two short films by Kiarostami -- Moonlight and the Lagoon. At the moment his choice of medium is digital video. Kiarostami himself shot the films in northern Iran, near the Caspian Sea. Apparently in Moonlight he tries to capture the relationship between frogs and the moon on a rainy night!