11. ATW : 1 year around the world in 10 photo invasions
Aug25

11. ATW : 1 year around the world in 10 photo invasions

Version française When @les petites cases helps Eats to West summarizing one year of travel, emotions and discoveries… #photoInvasion !   Turkey : “WOW nice place, I should settle down there for the rest of my life… Wait, no, there might be a trick somewhere !” First month can be difficult and full of doubts !   Georgia : “Nothing better than mountains and rivers to start thinking of the world,...

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Top things to do in Iran
Oct20

Top things to do in Iran

A few of the beautiful sceneries of Iran for the ones who are wondering what Iran looks like and what are the top things to do and see there 2 weeks were not enough to discover the entire Iran, the iranian people, the iranian cuisine and everything I would have wanted to discover there. My friends and I therefore focused on the southern part of Terhan like any other tourist and it was worth it.. But I’ll have to come back, even...

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The culinary specialities of Iran
Oct19

The culinary specialities of Iran

Version française What does Iranian food look like? It looks like middle east food (Lebanese & Egyptian mainly) but with an iranian twist. And the iranian twist comes from a few things : The onions are usually fried with curcuma, dried lime powder is used as a sour touch, Kamel milk or curd are used in a few recipes as a softener and a sour touch also and the classical iranian spices mix is made with cumin, cinnamon, coriander...

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The pomegranate adventure – Iran
Oct16

The pomegranate adventure – Iran

Version française One day in the pomegranate world… Like I said in my last recipe article, I’ve spent a few days in the desert where I finally took the time  to enjoy another face of Iran… Indeed, Iran is not only made of blue mosques and mud villages, you can also find deserts, agriculture and wonderful persons there. Meeting Massoud was a real pleasure. I share with him several of my passions and values, traveling,...

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Kima – lamb, beef and tomato stew – Iran
Oct11

Kima – lamb, beef and tomato stew – Iran

Version française Kima, The super simple and delicious iranian stew It’s been a few days that I’m in the desertic region in a traditionnal iranian inn called Farvardinn in Fahraj, a small village very close to Yazd. The owner, Massoud, and also his wife and the lady who helps and cooks for lunch are all very good cooks. Massoud shared one of his speciality with me : Kima Ingredients (for 6 persons) : 9 big potatoes,...

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Yadzi Gheyme – Lamb and chikpeas – Iran
Oct11

Yadzi Gheyme – Lamb and chikpeas – Iran

Version française Yadzi Gheyme, the favorite recipe of  Hamaira Ingredients :  Onions Minced lamb meat chikpeas Tomato purée Black pepper Salt Lemon powder (Dried lime, mashed and finally put in a mixer to keep only the powder) Cinnamon Preparation :  Mix together lamb meat, black pepper and salt. Fry the onions in oil and add the meat at the end of the cooking process. Add also some tomato purée when the meat is almost ready. In a...

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Bademjan & Curd – Eggplants – Iran
Oct11

Bademjan & Curd – Eggplants – Iran

Version française Bademjan for eggplant, the iranian version of the lebanese moutabal Bademjan means eggplant. It seems that this dish doesn’t have its own name but it really doesn’t matter because it is just very good and this is the only thing I need to know. Ingredients :  1 kg eggplants 2 big sliced onions 1 or 2 Tbsp of pomegranate sauce Cumin Fennugreek Preparation :  Fry the onions and then the eggplants in oil....

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Portrait – Hamaira, a chef in Iran
Oct10

Portrait – Hamaira, a chef in Iran

Version française Hamaira, a chef in Iran, working with her husband in Yazd Hamaira is the chef of a”family” restaurant in a guesthouse in Yazd in Iran She created the menu based on the Iranian specialities, she orders, cooks, prepares and finally tidies up, washes and… start over. In Kohan hostel, Hamaiara has all the power in the kitchen where she works with Zoreh, a young woman who cooks with her and serves the...

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