Date registered: Sep 2004
Vehicle: 1985 500SEC, 1991 190E 2.6.
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ABOUT PERSIAN FOOD
One basic thing that all people have in common is food.
We must eat to live but each of us has different food preferences. By knowing and understanding people's food habits we are able to understand how people live.
Iranian have looked at food at 3 different ways for many centuries; medicinal, philosophical and cultural.
Physicians and philosophers considered food and beverages as the main factor to revive body. Consuming food is a way of weakening or strengthening human character. Consuming a lot of red meat and fats was thought to create evil thoughts and make us selfish. However, consuming a healthy diet including fruits, vegetables, fish, fowl, mixed petals and blossoms of roses create unusual powers and make us gentle and noble creatures.
The ancient philosophy of cold and hot food is linked to ancient Zoroastrian religion of the Achaemenian and Sassanian. This philosophy once was shared with other civilizations including China, India, and the medieval West. From region to region, the classifications may vary. In general, animal fat, poultry, wheat, sugar, some fresh fruits and vegetables, and all dried vegetables and fruits are considered as hot. Most beef, fish, rice, dairy products, fresh vegetables and fruits are considered as cold. Based on your nature, season or illness, you eat cold or hot foods. Even today, the way foods are combined and served takes this into consideration. For instance, walnut, a hot food is combined in a dish that includes pomegranate, a cold food, to make the dish balanced and delicious.