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Maman and Me Roya Shariat Gita Sadeh

Maman and Me

Recipes from Our Iranian American Family

Gita Sadeh Roya Shariat

Details: Hardcover
Size: 8 x 10 IN
Pages: 208
Publication Date: 10/24/2023
Rights: World
ISBN: 9781797223643


A gorgeous cookbook filled with 78 delicious cook-at-home Iranian American recipes from beloved mother-and-daughter duo Roya Shariat and Gita Sadeh.

You will fall in love with Roya Shariat and her mother, Gita Sadeh, as they welcome you into their home and share their favorite cherished family recipes that include soups and stews, main dishes, desserts, beverages, and so much more. The book takes a unique approach to Iranian cuisine, with recipes and twists that celebrate the evolution of Iranian food in America. Lush, full-color photographs accompany these stunning recipes, many of which are vegetarian, vegan, and/or gluten-free, and include:

  • Garlicky Eggplant Dip (Kashk Bademjoon)
  • Split Chickpea Stew with Crunchy Potatoes (Gheymeh)
  • Sweet and Sour Pomegranate and Walnut Stew (Fessenjoon)
  • Syrupy Semolina Cake (Cake-e Sharbati)
  • Rice! Tahdig three ways, in addition to dishes like Crunchy Baked Saffron Rice with Chicken (Tahchin)
  • And many more

Whether you already know and love Roya and Gita from their popular TikTok videos or are new to their warmth and humor, you are guaranteed to be inspired to make fantastic Iranian-influenced meals that will thrill your palate.

Roya Shariat is a Brooklyn-based writer and social-impact professional. She has worked for leading brands and organizations, including Chobani, Glossier, the ACLU, and the Rockefeller Foundation. Shariat writes a weekly newsletter on food and culture called Consumed and runs a popular cooking TikTok with her mother, Gita Sadeh, that has over fifteen million likes across the platform.

Gita Sadeh is a Maryland-based chef and early childhood educator. She has more than four decades of teaching experience and five decades of culinary experience. Sadeh is known for her cooking online and offline—she has catered events and gatherings from her home kitchen and taught Iranian cooking classes to families throughout the Washington, DC metropolitan area. Her thousands of fans on TikTok call her "the CEO of tahdig."