A Persian cooking show is on Nat Geo People.
Award winning Iranian-American chef and cookbook author, Ariana Bundy’s Ariana’s Persian Kitchen is an eight-part cooking and travel series, set to start airing across 98 countries in the Middle East, Asia, and Africa.
In this exciting new series, she unlocks the culinary secrets of Iran and its people, showing a side of the country rarely seen in Western media.
The show will follow the Le Cordon Bleu-graduate and former Head Pastry Chef for the Mondrian Hotel in Los Angeles, as she visits Iran to re-discover her heritage.
From the lush green mountains of the Caspian Sea, to the golden deserts of Yazd, and the historic sights of Isfahan, Ariana eats her way through Persian delicacies in Bazaars, pastry shops, restaurants, and people’s homes.
Cooking alongside local women in palatial homes, in the countryside and villages, Ariana meets chefs, bazaar traders, farmers, food bloggers and home cooks and recreates the recipes she picks up along the way in her home in Dubai, by using common ingredients and short cuts to create such feasts.
Bundy’s celebrated cookbook, “Pomegranates & Roses: My Persian Family Recipes“, won an award at the Gourmand Cookbook Awards in 2012 and was shortlisted for the Best Cookery Book at the UK Writer’s Guild Awards in 2013. She is also the author of “Sweet Alternative“, the first gluten, dairy, and soy-free dessert cookbook.
Watch a promo clip below: