Welcome to my kitchen... My name is Homa and I’m a Persian mama with a great appreciation for good food made with fresh ingredients and spiced with love. I was born in Iran to a great mom who was a wonderful baker and cook. I enjoyed watching her in the kitchen either preparing tasty nutritious everyday meals or spending days on end preparing amazing meals and yummy pastries for the large dinner parties that she loved to throw.
When I left for the U.S. after high school I didn’t have much hands-on culinary experience and, once the novelty of the school cafeteria meals wore off, I started missing my mom’s cooking. I was determined to learn how to cook, and I started collecting recipes on my trips back to my hometown of Tabriz. The Persian recipes that I will share with you have been in my family for generations. Over the years, my love of cooking and baking has expanded beyond Persian cooking and I have learned new culinary techniques and experimented with different cuisines. I love food from all over the world and enjoy preparing it for my family and friends.
I am married to a wonderful man and have the privilege of being the mom to three amazing children, two daughters and one son, who are the true joys of my life and the biggest fans of my cooking and baking.
We live in Utah in the foothills of the majestic Wasatch Mountains. We feel very lucky to be living in such a beautiful area and spend a lot of time hiking and biking the different trails. When I am not cooking or taking pictures I hike up this trail to get the much needed workout and to fill my lungs with fresh mountain air!
I originally decided to organize all of my recipes for my children when they started going away to college. What I had in mind was teaching them how to successfully prepare on their own the foods that they had loved all their lives. I decided to take guesswork out of cooking and baking by giving easy-to-follow directions in detailed steps. My children never cooked while they lived at home and now they happily report that they are able to follow my recipes and cook delicious meals that taste “just like home.” My desire to start a blog came about when I decided to share my recipes not only with my children and family but with everyone who is interested in learning a new cuisine.
I love creating delicious food and I've always enjoyed taking pictures. This blog is my way of putting together my two favorite hobbies into a collection that everyone can use and hopefully enjoy.
The recipes are my original family recipes, unless mentioned otherwise.
I cook and style all the food that I photograph. I take my own pictures using Canon EOS Rebel T5i
By following my blog you will discover a few things:
- I'm fluent in Azeri, Farsi, and English.
- I believe different cultures make our world a lot more interesting. I love cooking delicious food from different parts of the world, and I will be sharing those recipes as well as my Persian recipes.
- All of my recipes have step-by-step tutorials to eliminate guesswork and to facilitate a positive cooking experience. If you're an experienced cook and wish to go straight to the printable recipe please skip these steps. If you're a beginner cook, you will find these illustrated instructions very helpful.
- I will do my best to answer any and all of your questions regarding my recipes to the best of my knowledge without any exceptions.
- I bake with unsalted butter, real sugar and fresh eggs.
- My life would not be the same without herbs and spices.
- I love seafood and different meats as much as fruits and vegetables.
- This is a blog about food, pretty food pictures, love of life and celebrating different cultures.
Your comments and questions mean a lot to me, because they help me to better understand what you like. If you like what you see please share my posts and invite your friends to visit my blog. Happy to have you along on this delicious path!
All the text and images © 2014-2017 Persian Mama, and are the property of Persian Mama.
OUR POLICY: We welcome the share and republication of our pictures on other websites as long as there is a direct and clickable link back to the appropriate recipe related to that picture; the recipe should not be published with the photograph. The cut and paste of the entire recipes/blog post is not allowed on any other website.
If you wish to use any of our recipes on your own website: You will need to rewrite the recipe and direction in your own words and take your own pictures, then post it with a link back to the appropriate recipe on our site.
Our goal: The purpose of this blog is to share great, tested recipes and my love of good food with all of you. I would like this blog to be an interactive and exciting learning experience for all involved. Please make all comments relevant to the posted material. This is a happy place and there is no room for despiteful or rude remarks. To achieve this goal, only the friendly and constructive comments will be allowed to post.
Thanks for stopping by. I would love to hear from you about this new cooking experience. Please do not hesitate to contact me with your questions about the recipes or the techniques that I use.
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