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One of the best things about traveling is trying out new and exciting local dishes, without having to worry about the amount of calories we're consuming.
Top 5 Sweets in Iran
Iran's tea-loving culture definitely has a sweet tooth and Iranians have their own specialties to enjoy along the several cups of tea usually consumed every day.
Join us on our short journey to know more about Tahini, or sesame seed paste which is a staple of Middle Eastern cooking.
Food Festival in Kerman
If Iranians are known for their special and unique hospitality, then we shouldn’t forget that food is always part of that experience!
Join us on our short journey to Manizan and find out how this honey-like thick syrup is made.
Traditional Persian Beverages
For Iranians, drinking tea and traditional beverages has been of cultural and social significance since old days.
Top 10 Iranian Dishes
Iran is a land with a stunning variety of culinary delights. Between the familiar kebab and the decidedly outré sheep's "head and hoof" soup, there's a vast spectrum.
Tehran Street Treats
If you're food-obsessed but don't want to spend too much, street food is your savior!
Zanjan Aash Festival
Aash is an integral part of the Persian cuisine, with over 50 types of the traditional dish on the menu. This national competition brings together professional cooks.
This Iranian city is well-known for its traditional dishes. While traveling to Iran, don't miss out on an opportunity to get a taste of the local cuisine.
Traditional Dishes in Lorestan
This feature is about local traditional dishes in the province of Lorestan. Lurs are famous for their kebabs, so make sure you tune in to learn how to make the famous kebab named "jigar vaz" and after a nice meal you need something sweet to go with it, so we will show you the Lurish Sweet named "kaake". By Ali Rashid & Amin Safaripour - 2016
Iran has a splendid history with its people cooking delicious meals up to this very day. But with every tradition of food, comes a secret, which is why one of our reporters has explored some essential spices that are being used in popular Iranian dishes. By Samson Seez & Ata Javid - 2016
Iran is proud to have a great variety of hundreds of different types of pickles, which they call Torshi or Chashni in Persian. These colorful sour appetizers play such a huge role in the culture that some families even say that no meal is complete without a bowl of Pickles on the table. By Samson Seez & Ata Javid - 2016
Everybody loves bread, but we would love it more if we knew what it went through. I will be taking you to the flour factory because as you know flour is the main ingredient. I want to show you how flour is made and the enormous machines that are working nonstop to get your flour ready. In Iran we have traditional and industrial breads, well in this program I'm going to be introducing them to you and I'll give you a brief tour of how they are made. By Benita Rahimi & Ahmad Bidmeshki - 2016
Agricultural Products in Birjand
South Khorasan Province is Iran's largest producer of barberries and saffron. Pomegranates are also among the main agricultural products of this region. We were lucky to arrive when farmers were busy picking saffron and witnessed the painstaking process of producing "Red Gold"! By Gisoo Misha Ahmadi & Ata Javid - 2016
In many ancient cultures, pomegranate symbolizes fertility and health. It’s known as a great fun-food with lots of health benefits. In Iran; where it originated, it represents “love” and it is referred to as the “fruit of heaven”. It’s autumn and pomegranates are in season, so we’ve taken the opportunity to tell you more. By Gisoo Misha Ahmadi & Ata Javid - 2015
In this feature, the reporter takes us to the holy city of Qom to see how Sowhan, Irania sweet, is cooked. By Reza Nayebi & Amin Safaripour - 2015
Summer Drinks & Salt Restaurant in Shiraz
In this feature, Reza Nayebi takes us to the city of Shiraz to introduce some Iranian cool summer drinks. Also he takes us to a salt restaurant which is completely made of salt. By Reza Nayebi & Alireza Honarjou - 2015
Wooden Path Restaurants
When you are looking for fun and simply looking to enjoy yourself, look no further than this amazing food court. From sushi to great sandwiches and even a cozy coffee shop, it's all here. By Reza Nayebi & Hossein Mokarrami - 2015
Traditional Dishes in Shiraz
In this feature, Pedram Khodadadi takes us to Iran's southern province of Shiraz to introduce some traditional Iranian dishes that one should not miss testing them while traveling to Shiraz. by Pedram Khodadadi & Kianoosh Altafi - 2014
Learning about the occupation and history of the people of a region can tell you a great deal about their taste and way of life.
Leeches may not be attractive creatures but actually they have proved to be very beneficial to the human kind.
Let’s take a look at Iran's astronomical society and its activities to find out where Iranians are heading regarding this deeply-rooted science.
The Lovely Mashhad
Recently Mashhad has been considered as the Islamic capital of Iran. It is not only a famous religious destination, but also a historical city.
Invented by ancient Iranians, the "Santur" is a string instrument that is played by striking the strings with light wooden mallets.
The 35th Fajr Intl. Film Festival – Part IV
As Iran’s cinema showcase comes to an end, participant can’t wait to find out which of the movies have captured the jury’s attention.
The “Khaajeh Mountain” lies 30 kilometres to the southwest of Zabol, in the province of Sistan and Baluchestan.
The 35th Fajr Intl. Film Festival – Part III
This year the festival hosted over 300 foreign guests and the number of movies received by secretariat had tripled.
The 35th Fajr Intl. Film Festival – Part II
In this section, we will get more about the sideline events of the festival.