Pardiz is a personal journey into Manuela Darling- Gansser’s “paradise past”. Having lived in Iran for the first nine years of her life, she returned as an adult to reconnect with the country she remembered so fondly. This book is a celebration of that time; a compilation of beautiful recipes, stories and memories that underline the depth and broad appeal of this great and enduring food culture.
In Pardiz, Manuela demonstrates how seamlessly Persian food fits with trends of today: flourishing food markets; the primacy of local ingredients; the health-giving aspects of vegetable-centric dishes; and the joys of a shared table. The latter is a theme in her book – and in her life.