Spice Spoon Short Film

Hello lovelies, and welcome to my new Spice Spoon website. Thank you for visiting and for your encouragement during the redesign period. I am utterly elated to finally be able to interact with all of you again, and share this visual story about my cookery philosophy. I would adore to hear your reactions. Thank you for watching, and don’t forget to have a peek at my new home page!

Please refer to my Acknowledgements page for details on the wonderful film production team and website designer I worked with to make this project possible.

I plan to do a blog post on the redesign process and the ‘making of the Spice Spoon short film’. You’ll also get the recipe for the pudding soon.

A Spice Spoon Short Film and New Website Coming Soon!

Spice Spoon Film

Hello, lovelies! Please accept my apologies for not blogging regularly as of recent, but it’s all for a very valid reason, I promise you. The thing is, I have been working on a couple of very exciting, new projects.

I have been planning all of this for the past six months and now, all of it is slowly coming to fruition.Read More

My Pop-up Event – Nowruz Supperclub at The Depanneur


Hello, lovelies. On March 23rd, this coming Saturday, I will be a guest chef along with my partner, Bahareh Hosseini, at The Depanneur, hosting a dinner to welcome in Nowruz; Persian New Year. Tickets cost $40+HST. Bring your own favourite bottle of wine to pair with our Persian meal – we look forward to seeing you there!

Tickets can be purchased here.

We will be preparing:

First Course
Kashk e bademjoon o sangak e sabzi khordan*
Persian Eggplant Caviar served with traditional flatbread and fresh herbs

Second Course
Zereshk Polow**
‘Jeweled rice’ adorned with almonds and pistachios, served with saffron-laced chicken and barberries

Baghlava Cake**
A family heirloom recipe made with almond flour and pistachios
Served with fragrant Cardamom Tea

*This dish contains dairy
** This dish contains nuts

Speaking at TEDx

Dear readers, I am honoured to have been invited to speak at TEDxWaterloo on March 27, 2013 in my capacity as a food writer and photographer. I hope to see many of you there. For those of you who won’t be able to attend, the event will be live-streamed. My talk will also be on the TEDxWaterloo site soon after the event. Here is the link to my bio on the TEDx page.