Tag: Monier Attar

Food Speaks in Many Tongues

Food Speaks in Many Tongues

| August 27, 2012 | 13 Comments

Porridge Head! Sweetie-Pie. Adaptable Tomato. Every language uses descriptive food phrases as insults, endearments, warnings and advice. Here is a smorgasbord of food metaphors and idioms in 17 languages including French, ASL, Danish, Chinese, German, Spanish, Turkish, Hebrew, Italian and Arabic.

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Persian New Year Welcomes Spring with Symbolic Traditions and Treats

Persian New Year Welcomes Spring with Symbolic Traditions and Treats

| March 12, 2012 | 3 Comments

Persian New Year (Norooz or Nowruz) is a 3000 year old celebration, observed around the world on the first day of Spring. Its many traditions include a table of 7 foods that start with “S” in Farsi, and jumping over bonfires. Monier Attar of Zands Market is busily preparing everything her Persian patrons will need for the holiday, from a creamy pudding of sprouted wheat to flower-shaped chickpea flour cookies.

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