The very first time I saw Anthony Bourdain post a picture of his recent travel to Iran I first looked at the picture in complete disbelief and then I started jumping up and down from absolute happiness.
I have been saying this for a long time now that our food is finally getting the recognition that it deserves. I can’t tell you how happy I feel every time I open a food magazine and there is a Persian recipe.
Iran, it should be pointed out, is very beautiful. The food is spectacular. Iranians are very proud of their cookingâ€”and for good reason. They are also famously generous hosts. – Anthony Bourdain
But now back to Mr. Bourdain. I marginally knew who Â Chef Bourdain was before he published his book Kitchen Confidential in 2007. Â I absolutely LOVED the book and instantly became a fan. I really enjoyed his series “No Reservations” on the Travel Channel. Â Of course I am also a fan of his current CNN show Parts Unknown.
Tonight at 9PM Eastern time the Iran episode of CNN Parts Unknown will air. This is a big deal for us Iranians. Here are some teasers from tonight’s episode.
Are you salivating??!! I totally was when I first saw this video!
All I can say is thank you, Chef Bourdain! My admiration for you just went up a few notches!