Presentation of the book “Pomegranates & Artichokes. Recipes and memories of a journey from Iran to Italy” and a cooking demonstration at Scuola d’Arte Culinaria Cordon Bleu
Among the special guest at this edition there is Iranian writer and food photographer Saghar Setareh, author of the newly released book “Pomegranates & Artichokes Recipes and memories of a journey from Iran to Italy”.
Born in Tehran and based in Rome, Saghar Setareh’s stunning cookbook tells the story of her own culinary journey from Iran to Italy. When Saghar Setareh moved to Italy at the age of 22, she was enchanted by the rich Italian food culture, and this inspired a curiosity in the cuisine of her homeland and the surrounding countries of the Middle East. “Pomegranates & Artichokes” is the story of Saghar’s own culinary journey from Iran to Italy, in which she describes the many links between Middle Eastern and Mediterranean food cultures.
Saghar Setareh was born in Tehran and moved to Rome in 2007 to study at the Fine Art Academy. She has been running her food and photography blog, Lab Noon, since 2014, and has contributed to Food52, Conde Nast Traveller UK, and National Geographic. Alongside working as a professional photographer, Saghar runs Persian and Italian cooking classes in cities across Italy. She was among Corriere della Sera’s selection of ’50 Women of Food’ in 2020.
Follow her on Instagram @labnoon
The book presentation is scheduled for Saturday 14 October, at 7.30pm at Cinema La Compagnia, with the participation of the author and with Kamin Mohammadi (journalist and writer), moderated by Silvia Chiarantini (festival Food program curator).
_ SUNDAY 15 October, from 10.00am to 1.00pm
COOKING DEMONSTRATION with SAGHAR SETAREH
inspired by her book “Pomegranates & Artichokes Recipes and memories of a journey from Iran to Italy”
Scuola d’Arte Culinaria Cordon Bleu (Via Giuseppe Giusti, 7)
Fee of participation: Euro 35
The fee includes the final tasting and tickets for film screenings scheduled on Sunday 15 October at Cinema La Compagnia.
For booking and enquiries (seats limited):
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