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Cook Your Shirazi food

Cook Your Shirazi food

Shiraz Persian food cooking tour | Jollity of your home-cooked Shirazi picnic

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Known as the city of gardens, Shiraz is the best place to be introduced to a custom Iranians turned into art: picnic! Every day and everywhere in Iran, families can be seen gathering outdoors comfortably on blankets, enjoying a real Persian feast. In Iran, picnicking is a serious matter! Join this experience to take part in this typical event, while learning how to cook and then savour the tastiest Shirazi dishes.

What you experience
  • Experiencing a real Iranian picnic and setting it up in a beautiful private garden

  • Learning to cook your own Shirazi dishes by the secrets of the Persian kitchen

  • Tasting delicious drinks, side dishes, and fine Persian brewed tea

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  • Meals: Dishes cooked during class for the picnic, additional side dishes, Persian brewed tea
  • Transportation: To and back from the kitchen
  • Other services: English cooking class, all ingredients, Written recipes of dishes made in class
  • Not included: The service of a translator for any other language than English (the class is conducted in English)
  • Being a foodie and picnic fan

Forget everything you know about picnics! You're about to discover the lavish version of this custom, deeply rooted in the Iranian culture. “It is a charming trait in Persia that anyone you meet understands the pleasures of a picnic”, already noted the British explorer Freya Stark in 1930. Nowadays, it's still a central event in Iranian families' life, and any reason is good enough to lounge on the ground, ready to devour a real Persian feast.

No city fits more this discovery than Shiraz, the "city of gardens and nightingales", shrouded by the delicate scent of orange blossoms. Its traditional Persian gardens are not only a testimony of the long love of Iranian for nature, but Shirazis are also among the greatest picnic lovers of Iran!

In the incredible setting of a lovely private garden, get familiar with the principles of Persian cuisine and learn to cook several tasteful Shirazi dishes along with a talented local chef. Because picnic in Iran is far from being frugal, discover a large variety of foods, side dishes, beverages, and bites, as the best introduction to the culinary culture of Iran.

Reward all your efforts by arranging a perfect picnic situation, and enjoy all these delicious home-cooked meals. Once everything is ready, join the festivities and share altogether a true moment of conviviality, as only Iran as the secret.

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