In ‘Bottom of the Pot,’ Persian recipes and memories of 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 grew up in Canada. When she became an adult, she moved to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career. But once in LA, she yearned for her mother’s Persian home cooking. Over time -- and with the help of her family -- Deravian learned the recipes herself. She turned her food, and the memories it evoked, into an award-winning food blog and new cookbook.

Author Naz Deravian. Credit: Eric Wolfinger.



  • Naz Deravian - author of “Bottom of the Pot: Persian Recipes and Stories”