Food Writing


What the 3,500-year-old holiday of Nowruz can teach us in 2024

March 2024


Heritage Cooking Column: Smoked Fish & Herb Omelet

March 2024


Dried Lime Pound Cake with Saffron Glaze

February 2024


Persimmon, Whipped Goat Cheese, and Hazelnut Parfait

July 2023


Khagineh (Stuffed Persian Sugar Omelet)

July 2023

On Shab-e Yalda, Red Fruit & Fortune-Telling Rule the Night

December 2021

Ice Cream Can Tell Centuries of Black Stories,

June 2021

The Dish All Your Dinner Guests Will Be Fighting Over

September 2019

InterNASHional Food Crawl

May 2019

Everything You Need to Know About Starting a Vegetable Garden

May 2018

Beautiful Bites: A Trio of Recipes for Persian Tea Sweets,

March 2018

How to Whip Up the Summer’s Most Interesting Drinks

June 2017

6 Iranian-Americans You May Know + What Norooz Means to Them

March 2017

Meet the Persian Woman Who Runs 3 of Birmingham’s Best Restaurants,

March 2017

Why the Art of Hospitality Means the World to the Middle East

February 2017

Next Time You're in Nashville, Don't Miss This Middle Eastern Market in Little Kurdistan

February 2017

The Surprising Middle Eastern Origin of A Very American Dessert

February 2017

How Writing My Cookbook Brought Me Closer to My Iranian Heritage

February 2017

Persian Recipes that Deliver Classic Christmas Flavors

December 2016

 Five Spice Oven Roasted Nuts

November 2016

Kofte: The Iranian Dish You’ll Want to Master

August 2016

This Persian-Inspired Passover will Amaze You

April 2016

What to Make for Nowruz, the Persian New Year

March 16, 2016

The Art of Persian Rice

Spring 2016

The Piglet 2015: Olives, Lemons & Za’atar vs. Green Kitchen Travels

February 2015

Persian Food Primer: 10 Essential Iranian Dishes

October 29, 2014

Recipes That Take Tahini in New Directions

 October 18, 2014

Iran, at Last: A Williamsburg Chef Finds Persian Family Ties–And Feasts–Are Long Lasting

September 22, 2014

A Persian Hanukkah Meal, from Lamb Meatballs to Cheesecake

 November 26, 2013

Finding Mrs. D

November 2013

A Good Nut to Crack

October 2013

Persian Latke

Autumn 2013

Robabeh’s Eggplant Stew

September 2, 2013

A Journey to Iran, by Way of the Kitchen

May 3, 2013

Favorite Cookbooks

March 31, 2013

Savoring the Miracle: Hanukkah Side Salads

December 20, 2011

 Queen Esther’s Cuisine: A New Persian Cookbook

March 16, 2011

Press Features



10 Holiday Gifts for Food and Wine Lovers That Won’t Break the Bank

December 2023

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Chocolate Bars With a Persian Point of View

February 2023

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6 Nashville-Made Sweets for Your Valentine

February 2023


A day of thanks’: 4 chefs honor an all-American holiday with a diverse blend of dishes November 2021

November 2021

Meet Persian Chef and Author Louisa Shafia

October 2021



Persian Spices From the Source

September 2020

The Ethereal Taste of Flowers

September 2020


A ‘Rice Bonnet’ for Perfect Persian-Style Rice

February 2019


Celebrating the Iranian New Year with Food and Family

March 31 2017

Butcher & Bee Celebrates Persian New Year With Guest Chef Louisa Shafia

March 14 2017


All We Are Saying is Give Beets a Chance

September 29 2016

10 Steps to Launching A Successful Health-Food Business

December 2 2015

Persian Saffron Rice

March 2016

What to Make for Nowruz, the Persian New Year

March 2016

This Persian-Inspired Passover Will Amaze You

April 2016

Persian Tamarind Fish

April 2016


The Cilantro Chronicles

April 17 2015


Louisa Shafia’s Pumpkin Cilantro Latkes

December 15 2014

Underground Gourmet Review: New Pop-Ups Lakh Lakh and Mr. Curry Celebrate Far-Off Flavors of Home

Dec. 7, 2014

A Lakh to Remember: Persian flavors pop up at Porsena Extra Bar

October 1 2014

First Persian Singular: New York chef Louisa Shafia discovers the food of her forebears

September 24 2014

Iran at Last: A Williamsburg Chef Finds Persian Family Ties–and Feasts–Are Long Lasting

September 24 2014

Louisa Shafia’s Tips for Persian Home Cooking

September 3 2014

Cooking Persian rice: An art form developed over thousands of years

May 23 2014

Louisa Shafia Explains the Jewish and Persian Influences in Her Gondi Recipe

April 20 2014

How to Celebrate the Persian New Year

March 28 2014

This Week on Good Food: Guerrilla Tacos, Avocado Gangs, Cooking for Persian New Year

March 7 2014

One for the Library: "The New Persian Kitchen"

March 24 2014

The 2014 Piglet Party

March 4 2014

Piglet 2014: The New Persian Kitchen vs. Saving the Season

February 14 2014

Tables for Two: Café Nadery

January 20 2014


A Persian Hanukkah Meal from Lamb Meatballs to Cheesecake

November 26 2013

The 10 Best Cookbooks of 2013

November 25 2013

Pomegranate Molasses Could Be Your Secret Weapon

September 2 2013

The Underground Gourmet on Café Nadery and El Aripo Café, Two Humble Oases of Expat Culture

August 2013

Louisa Shafia's Watermelon, Mint, and Cider Vinegar Tonic

July 3 2013

Blending Persian, Jewish cuisine

June 26 2013

Louisa Shafia on Persian Flavors and Traditions

June 18 2013

Read Local: The New Persian Kitchen

May 29 2013

A Journey to Iran, by Way of the Kitchen

May 4 2013

Discover the Joys of Persian Food With Cookbook Author Louisa Shafia

April 22 2013

Page to Plate | Louisa Shafia's Rhubarb Salad

April 16 2013

A serious crop of cookbooks for spring

April 14 2013

Craving the Flavors of the Persian Gulf

April 10 2013

Favorite Cookbooks: Louisa Shafia

March 31 2013

Smoky Beet Burgers

March 26 2013

Cooking from The New Persian Kitchen with Louisa Shafia

March 19 2013

Beans and Greens: A Power Couple

March 18 2013

The Luckiest Food to Eat in March

March 18 2013

Interview: Food Writer Louisa Shafia Brings ‘New Persian Kitchen’ Into Every Home

March 14 2013

Secrets of a Persian Pantry

January 21 2013


Texas: Barr Mansion Wedding by Amelia Tarbet

December 28 2011

In Season: Rhubarb

May 29 2011


Holiday Sunday Brunch

November 2010

Book Review: Lucid Food by Louisa Shafia

July 8 2010

Balancing Act: A Cookbook for Eating Right AND Well

January 26 2010


The 2009 Holiday Gift Guide

December 2009