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Hotline Office Hours with Louisa Shafia

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June 19, 2013

All week, Louisa Shafia has been sharing recipes from her new book, The New Persian Kitchen. She's talked about the virtues of pomegranate molasses, and given us a fragrant, exotic side for our weeknight roast chicken. But now, we want you to be able to ask her your own questions -- because coming together over food is what Food52 is all about.

Sweet Rice with Carrots and Nuts Lamb Kebabs

Today from 1 PM to 2 PM, Louisa will be answering your questions on the Hotline -- about Persian food, cooking, writing, or anything else you'd like to throw her way. So get your questions ready, and get yourself to the Hotline!

Photos by Sara Remington

3 Comments

adverme2 June 19, 2013
looking for healthy low carb recipes?
 
Elizabeth D. June 19, 2013
Although I've enjoyed eating Persian food for many years, I'm a novice when it comes to cooking it. I live in a somewhat rural area and was wondering if you had any resource suggestions for those ingredients (like barberries and pomegranate molasses) that are a little more unusual? Any help in that area would be much appreciated!
 
Louisa S. June 19, 2013
Hey Elizabeth! Some great online sources for Persian ingredients are: kalamala.com and sadaf.com. Also, the wonderful Penzey's carries some good quality Persian seasonings, like sumac and saffron.