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Need some Middle Eastern recipes that you can make at home? The cuisine represents the influences of multiple cultures with dishes that range from spicy to savory.
Nazanin Ash’s Dish: Persian Baklava
Nazanin Ash is the CEO of Welcome.US, a national initiative built to inspire, mobilize, and empower Americans from all corners of the country to welcome and support those seeking refuge here. Naz is one of the people Lidia met while making her special Flavors That Define Us, and she brought Persian Baklava to the potluck celebration held at Immigrant Food in Washington D.C. Naz says, “I chose this recipe because it’s something that my mother made in Iran and taught me to make here. I made this batch with my mother and my children, so it’s a recipe that our whole family loves. It’s the ingredients–pistachios, rose water, cardamom and honey– that make this baklava Persian.”