Her latest book 'Pomegranates and Roses: My Persian Family Recipes' (Simon & Schuster UK) evokes the sensual, exotic pleasure of Middle Eastern flavors, using pomegranate seeds and juice, rose water and rose petals, fragrant herbs and spices to create enticing dishes full of color and elegance. With recipes such as Ice in Heaven and Pomegranate and Walnut Stew with Chicken, Ariana manages to capture the sensual, exotic pleasure of Persian cuisine as well as celebrating the values and traditions cherished by her forefathers. Their memories of when life was simpler, family mattered above all else, and eating together was of paramount importance provide an evocative leitmotif. In this beautiful book, Ariana pays tribute to the rich heritage, cultural and culinary, that has shaped her approach to life, cooking, and eating.
Madhur Jaffrey says of Pomegranates & Roses:
‘If you dream about being whisked away into a world of gentle, aromatic, Persian delights, where fruits, nuts, green herbs and flowery fragrances combine beautifully with meats, vegetables and grains, look no further. Each recipe is an inspiration to the palate and written with such easy directions that you might want to rush headlong into the kitchen.’
Josceline Dimbleby says of Pomegranates & Roses:
'A truly magical book, evocatively written. The most mouthwatering recipes imaginable are even more alluring because they are linked to family traditions and stories - my mouth waters and my spirit soars on every page.'