Our food culture
Our symbol: the Farvahar. A symbol of the state religion of the Persian Empire, and nowadays, symbol of both modern and ancient Iran.
Home-made, tasty, healthy...
The unique flavor of Persian food all the way from Iran.
Mama Persia is more than the taste from Persia, it is history, culture, a concept of health food brought to you with the best and freshest vegetables, and seasoned with special spices from Iran, like Safran, known by few, but with infinite benefits for your BODY, all cooked with passion and love for your body and your soul.
North Persia, where the high mountains and special flowers grow, brings us the colorful combinations of vegetables and spices that create the great variety of recipes, only known at the hearts of the families and passed on generation by generation. Culinary secrets that you can taste today in our Vegetarian Menu, with Mama Persia.
The culture of Persia is one of the oldest in the world. The Persian Empire was actually one of the first major empires that ever existed. It stretched from India to Europe from 550 B.C.E. to 331 B.C.E. and it was ruled by a series of monarchs.
Persian culture has influenced others and its people as far as Italy, Greece and Russia, among other territories in East and South Asia.
And of course, Cuisine in Iran is considered to be one of the most ancient forms of cuisine around the world.
Bread is arguably the most important food in Iran, with a large variety of different bread, some of the most popular of which include: nan and hamir, which are baked in large clay ovens (also called "tenurs"). In Iranian cuisine, there are many dishes that are made from dairy products. In addition to these dairy products, Iranian cuisine involves a lot of dishes cooked from rice. Some popular rice dishes include boiled rice with a variety of ingredients such as meats, vegetables, and seasonings ("plov") including dishes like chelo-horesh, shish kebab with rice, chelo-kebab, rice with lamb, meatballs with rice, and kofte (plain boiled rice).
Iranian cuisine is famous also for its sweets. One of the most famous of which includes "baklava" with almonds, cardamom, and egg yolks. Iranian sweets typically involve the use of honey, cinnamon, lime juice, and sprouted wheat grain. One very popular dessert drink in Iran, "sherbet sharbat-portagal", is made from a mixture of orange peel and orange juice boiled in thin sugar syrup and diluted with rose water.