Christiane Amanpour

Christiane Amanpour was born in London in 1958. Her father, an Iranian airline executive, moved the family to Tehran shortly after her birth. Politically connected and wealthy, the Amanpours led a privileged life in Iran. At the age of 11, Amanpour was sent back to...
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Simin Behbahani

Simin Behbahani is one of the most prominent figures of the modern Persian literature and one of the most outstanding amongst the contemporary Persian poets. She is Iran’s national poet and an icon of the Iranian intelligentsia and literati who affectionately refer to her as...
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Ghormeh Sabzi Recipe

Ghormeh Sabzi is a Persian dish made with various herbs, meat, black-eye beans and potatoes. This Ghormeh Sabzi recipe yields 5 portions. You will need: * 750 grams stewing lamb or beef * 1 large onion, finely chopped * 1/3 cup of cooking oil *...
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Beryani Recipe

This Beryani Recipe yields 4 servings. You will need: 600 grams of Lamb Shoulder 3 Medium onions Iranian Sangak bread Salt & Pepper Turmeric Directions: Slice the onions. Wash and cut the meat into small pieces. Add onions and 3 glasses of hot water to...
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Shirazi Recipe

You will need: 2 cucumbers (diced) 2 tomatoes (a combination of diced and sliced) 2 red onions (sliced) 2 cup of plain feta cheese 2 cup of walnuts (chopped) 2 cup of lentils 1 cup of virgin olive oil 5 tablespoons of lemon juice 3...
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Shirin Ebadi

Shirin Ebadi is a Nobel Prize Winner and human rights activist from Iran. She is the first Muslim woman to win the prize. She was born in 1947 in Hamadan, Iran, after receiving a law degree from the University of Tehran she became the first...
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