Toronto, Ontario

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Harbourfront Centre | 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

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For the past 26 years, The Word On The Street has been renowned for the quality and diversity of its event programming. See the lineup of incredible Canadian literary talent at the 27th festival on September 25, 2016.

Taste of Persia

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Taste of Persia: A Cook’s Travels Through Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Iran, and Kurdistan

Persia. The very name evokes magic and mystery. And the food – extraordinary flavours and ingredients, from ripe red pomegranates and breads, pilafs, and crisp vegetables, bowls of chopped aromatic herbs, and exotic sweets like rose water pudding and date-nut halvah. Who better to serve as our ambassador to this enchanting region than the incomparable Naomi Duguid, who for more than 20 years has been bringing us exceptional recipes and mesmerizing tales from regions seemingly beyond our reach? Taste of Persia is an adventure of discovery – rich with history and variety, and a wealth of culinary traditions and innovations.

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Naomi Duguid

Naomi Duguid is a writer, photographer, teacher, cook, and world traveler. Her most recent cookbook, Burma, won the 2013 IACP Cookbook Award for Culinary Travel and the Taste Canada Food Writing Award. She is also the co-author (with Jeffrey Alford) of several award-winning titles, including Flatbreads & Flavors, Hot Sour Salty Sweet, Mangoes & Curry Leaves, and Beyond the Great Wall. Her articles and photographs appear regularly in Lucky Peach, Food & Wine, and other publications. She is the host of TIFF’s “Food on Film” series. When not on the road, she lives in Toronto.