April 18, 2003

Iranian blogs update

Hossein Derakhshan is now off Blogger and using Movable Type. Check out the pics! Mmm... Sangak bread looks like nan bread...

We have quite a large Iranian (call them Persian!) community in Florida, especially around Orlando. I haven't seen any Persian restaurants, though. But there was one in Miami in my old neighborhood that I ate at a couple of times, good food -- I recall the flat bread like that pictured here, and a yoghurty dip for it, and some sort of ground meat on a skewer over rice the name of which I forget. Before I moved up to O-town, the place had become a pizza take-out joint.

Posted by Andrea Harris at April 18, 2003 01:41 AM

Is it that sangak looks like nan, or really that nan looks like sangak? There was a very strong Persian influence in northern India under the Mogul Empire--Farsi was even the official language of the Mogul court in Delhi for some time. Oh well, it's all good food one way or the other.

Posted by: David Jaroslav at April 18, 2003 at 10:36 AM

Thanx Andrea for the link. I just added more pictures of the bloggers.

Posted by: Hoder at April 18, 2003 at 12:44 PM

The grilled ground meat on skewers is kofta.
Another delicious Persian dish is kotlet (meat and potato patties).
I'd like to see peace in the Middle East just so I can go over there and eat myself into a stupor.

Posted by: Rebecca at April 18, 2003 at 03:43 PM

"the flat bread like that pictured here, and a yoghurty dip for it" - sounds like Greek pitta and tzatziki. Yummy if the pitta is heated in the toaster first.

Posted by: Steven Chapman at April 18, 2003 at 09:35 PM