Ramadan

Semolina Cake with Roasted Strawberries

Most religious practices incorporate fasts of one kind or another, but surely the most demanding must be Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. Observant Muslims abstain from food and water every day until sunset for 30 days, to commemorate the revelation of the first book of the Quran to the Prophet Mohammed in 610… Continue reading Semolina Cake with Roasted Strawberries

Nowruz

Crispy Turmeric Halibut with Herbed Rice & Cucumber, Radish Salad

There’s a gap between the terms “Persian” and “Iranian” in our country. For most Americans, “Iran” is inextricable from a host of politically fraught issues, whether it’s the hostage crisis of the 1970s, George W. Bush naming it as part of the “Axis of Evil” or our current administration’s attempts to bar its citizens from… Continue reading Crispy Turmeric Halibut with Herbed Rice & Cucumber, Radish Salad