Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Happy Norouz to You!
Today, the first day of spring, is Persian New Year. I'd rather actually enjoy it than write about it, so I'm going to point over some other sources. Above is my more modern take on haftsinn, the traditional table setting of seven ('haft') symbolic items that start with the Persian letter sinn. You can learn more about each of these seven items in this beautiful post from Fig and Quince.
And if you're looking to make sabzi polo, the spring dish of four-herb rice that is, along with fish, the traditional meal of norouz, my recipe is here.
And now that you know what the haftsinn is about, check out photos of my mom's traditional version, and my own funkier version.
Here's to a sweet and happy new year to all!