Local foods in the northern regions of Iran are among the healthiest and most popular foods that are easy to cook, yet tasty and delicious. One of Guilan's gourmet dishes is pomegranate stew (anaar mosamma), which has a lot of fans due to its sweet-sour flavor and because it can easily be served at parties. It is suggested that you always have pomegranate seeds stored in the fridge in the pomegranate season.
Bushehr is a southern port in Iran, where seafood has a lot of fans. Stuffed fish is a local dish in the province, which is cooked for parties and special occasions. Iranians usually fry fish, but a lot of people prefer to bake it in the oven because it needs less oil.
Dizi, or abgousht, is a much-loved old grandma’s recipe for pot roast Iranian style. A tip for some traditional Persian dishes, such as ghormeh sabzi and abgousht, is that the longer they cook the better they taste.
Zereshkpolo Ba Morgh (Saffron rice with barberry and chicken) is one of the most favorite and most delicious Iranian foods mostly served on special occasions such as large parties, weddings or funerals.
Sabzi polo mahi, or mixed herb rice and fish, is a deliciously popular dish in Iran which is prepared on special occasions, such as the Iranian New Year’s Eve (Nowruz) on the spring equinox. Not only is this a healthy meal, it is chic enough to serve at gatherings for guests. The kind of fish cooked for this dish is up to individual taste, but the vast majority use white fish.
Quince and plum stew is a traditional Persian dish which is popular in the fall when quince is available. Its combination with plums makes this a sour-sweet dish, because sugar can be used to take off the sour edge of plums for a better taste. This stew has a truly tempting aroma.
Ghormeh Sabzi is Iran’s topmost favorite dish. It is cooked across the country with some small variations. It is probably safe to say it is the most original Persian stew. One of its advantages is that it tastes even better when it is leftover and warmed up a second time. It is served with rice which must be prepared separately.
Aubergines are a specialty of Semnan Province, northern Iran. Their good taste and lack of seeds may be due to the desert climate in this area. The people of Semnan make a wide variety of aubergine dishes in the summer. One of these is whey aubergine which is a delicious traditional.
If you are interested in using more vegetables in your food, we recommend cabbage rice to you. This is a traditional dish from Shiraz, in Fars Province, southern Iran. It is a recipe for all four seasons, but it is more popular in autumn and is well-liked by children.
One of the officials in charge of the restoration of Urmia Lake in western Iran has said the surface area of the lake will be 4200-4400 square kilometers based on the world ecological index. He added that the remaining areas of the lake which are not under water will be covered with mulch and shrub plantations in order to contain dust particles.
An EU spokesperson has pointed to the compact agenda of Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, saying she will probably be unable to fit the anti-Iran summit in Poland in her work schedule.
An expert of Afghan affairs believes: “Prior to Iran’s talks with the Taliban, the government of Afghanistan had embarked on Afghan-to-Afghan talks with the Taliban. However, Kabul’s harsh position against Tehran has been taken from an angle of inactiveness on their part as a reaction to Iran’s initiative.”
A professor of sociology at Tehran University believes: “With increased levels of knowledge in society, Iranians understand the present situation under sanctions and will not protest as a reaction to the economic pressures; but they will show a conditional behavior against the political system.
The US Secretary of State has announced an anti-Iranian summit hosted by Poland on 13-14 February. According to Pompeo tens of Asian, European, and African foreign ministers will be attending the summit. Iran has criticized Poland for hosting the summit. At the same time, the German foreign minister has announced that the SPV mechanism will come into effect in the weeks to follow. Is the US trying to influence the SPV mechanism for Iran by staging this summit?
A US effort to build pressure against Iran’s influence in the Middle East is facing a setback after ministers from several European Union members opted out of the summit organised by Washington in Poland.
The United States is likely to extend waivers from sanctions on Iranian oil imports in May but will reduce the number of countries receiving them to placate top buyers China and India and to decrease the chance of higher oil prices, analysts said.
Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif has taken on the popular social media meme ‘#10YearChallenge’ on Twitter by posting two pictures about the US national security adviser’s never-changing penchant for striking Iran.
Iran’s former ambassador to Norway believes: “The Polish Summit is aimed at ending US isolation following its withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) which deepened the rift among European countries over Iran and exposed the Arab-Israeli friendship. However, US domestic problems and the issue of the Trump administration’s espionage can change the summit in terms of quality and quantity.”