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March 19, 2021

Guest Interview: Iranian Life in the UK

Guest Interview: Iranian Life in the UK

About this episode:

We’re joined by Abi’s long-time friend today who happens to be British but of Iranian descent. If you’re curious about Iranian culture then you’ll love this episode.

Some of the topics we discuss:

  • Iranian New Year “Eid Nowruz”
  • Iranian parties with an unwritten rule for something you must do when you attend one
  • “Taarof”, the Iranian art of etiquette...and much more

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Our question for you:

Have you had contact with Iranian culture or are you Iranian? What do you love celebrating? Share your comments by leaving us a voice message with your name. If you’re lucky your message could appear on a future episode.


Episode links:

Iranian New Year - Eid Nowruz (nowruz means new day) 20th March this year

Sabzi polo ba mahi - Herb rice and fried fish

Khoresh Karafs - Persian celery stew with lamb

Kabob koobideh - Persian grilled minced meat kebab

Nowruz haft seen - Persian New Year table with symbolic with 7 symbolic items (haft means 7 and seen is the 15th letter in the Persian alphabet)

Sabzeh - A kind of grass that will continue to grow in the weeks leading up to Eid Nowruz

Taarof - The Iranian art of etiquette!

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Theme music: Monkeys Spinning Monkeys by Kevin MacLeod

Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4071-monkeys-spinning-monkeys

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