Joon: Persian Cooking Made Simple

: Oct 6, 2015

Iranian cooking, with its emphasis on fresh, natural ingredients corresponds with the new trend of eating in America.[read more>>]

From Persia to Napa: Wine at the Persian Table (New Revised Edition)

: April 2, 2024
: 978-1949445725

“Winner of the World’s Best Wine History Book for 2007”- Gourmand Prize[read more>>]

Song of the Ground Jay: Poems by Iranian Women, 1960–2022

: March 7, 2023

Song of the Ground Jay: Poems by Iranian Women, 1960–2022.[read more>>]

Never Invisible: An Iranian Woman’s Life Across the Twentieth Century

: January 24, 2023

  Reviews   Privilege, along with innate gifts of intelligence and determination, shaped Houri Mostofi Moghadam in many ways, all vibrantly evident in Never Invisible. Drawn from her diaries, it documents the sweep of a long and eventful life as the world around her changed, sometimes for the better, sometimes bringing cruel setbacks. Houri was born into a lofty social stratum in Iran, a milieu of arranged marriages, overseas education for the young, financial comfort, and effective control of political power. Her father–described by her as “a learned man, hard-working, honest, and God-fearing”–was a prominent government official who served in a range of postings abroad and across Iran. Houri’s own exposure to another culture began when she entered a Franco-Persian kindergarten at the age of four. In later years, she would attend university (permitted for women only after reforms by Reza Shah in 1934), teach French and English in a top Iranian high school, spend time in America on a Fulbright grant, and run an important charitable organization with many international members. Always, however, the center of her life was her family–raising three children, running a large household, and supporting the career of her successful businessman husband.   In mid-life, trouble arrived in many guises. Her marriage fell apart. She struggled with depression, moved abroad, bought an apartment in Paris, and, from a distance, watched in dismay as revolution broke out in Iran in 1978. In that upheaval, wrath and revenge was aimed chiefly at the upper class: One of her sisters and two uncles were imprisoned for a time. Houri did not return to Iran for 14 years. There, she found her house in ruins– “nothing left of the life we lived there.” Five more times she went back to seek some restitution, always in vain. But that was her way–a tireless fighter for what she saw as right, filling her life with activity and feeling, and brilliantly chronicling the flow of years in her diaries the whole while.[read more>>]

Faces of Love: Hafez and the Poets of Shiraz – Bilingual Edition

This bilingual edition of Faces of Love: Hafez and the Poets of Shiraz has the original Persian verses facing the English translations.[read more>>]

Crowning Anguish: Memoirs of a Persian Princess from the Harem to Modernity 1884-1914 – 2nd Edition

: December 14, 2020

“A Thousand and One Nights meets Raise the Red Lantern in this tale of growing up among royal wives and concubines in what is now Iran . . . .[read more>>]

Another Birth and Other Poems

Another Birth and Other Poems

: March 24, 2010

Forugh Farrokhzad was born in Tehran in 1935 and died in a car crash at the age of 32…Fiercely honest, insightful, and often wonderfully lyrical, her work has earned her a secure place in the thousand-year tradition of illustrious Iranian poets.[read more>>]

Discovering Cyrus: The Persian Conqueror Astride the Ancient World

Discovering Cyrus: The Persian Conqueror Astride the Ancient World

: May 22, 2018

“This is the most comprehensive study to date of the life and times of Cyrus the Great, and it will be welcomed by scholars and the general public alike.” – Dr John Curtis, OBE, FBA, Keeper of Special Middle East Projects, The British Museum.[read more>>]

History of Bread in Iran

: Sep 22, 2015

Since ancient times, bread has been the staple diet of the peoples living in the Iranian plateau. In History of Bread in Iran, Willem Floor, one of the foremost scholars of Iranian history, describes the beginnings of agriculture and bread-making, and the various grains and other products that were, and are, used to make bread.[read more>>]