Immigrant in LA recreates Persian recipes of her youth

When Naz Deravian was 8 years old, she and her family fled their home in Iran as the 1979 revolution threw their country into chaos. She spent most of her childhood in Canada. As an adult, she lived in LA, and yearned for her mother’s Persian home cooking. She turned her food -- and the memories it evoked -- into an award-winning food blog and new cookbook.


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Author Naz Deravian. Credit: Eric Wolfinger.