Learn to cook local delicacies in IranTehran, Iran
Cleanse your palate and prepare to taste the flavours of Persia by learning how to prepare an iconic Iranian feast at a local family home on this sumptuous culinary adventure.
Tachin Morgh, which translates to 'arranged at the bottom', is the dish you'll be making. It's a traditional delicacy of saffron-infused rice and tender chicken layered in a rich egg yolk and yoghurt sauce, and baked to produce a crisp bottom layer bursting with flavour. The interplay of the crust with steamed saffron rice is both beautiful and irresistible, and just one of many moments you'll have you tastebuds titillated on this Iran Real Food Adventure with Intrepid Travel.
You'll begin your foray into the life of an Iranian Masterchef by plunging into the markets and bazaars with your tour leader, a local from the area, who will show you how and where to source the freshest ingredients for your dish. Once you've collected your bounty, you'll venture to a local home to learn about each of the necessary steps for crafting the Tachin – especially how to achieve the perfect crisp bottom layer, known as tahdig.
Once you've finished cooking a storm, tuck in to your homemade Tachin alongside other traditional dishes and drinks. If you can drag your thoughts from the myriad flavours exploding in your mouth, you'll also have the opportunity to learn about the local customs and Iranian culture from your host family.
- If there’s one thing that’s sure to leave an imprint on you, it’s the scent of saffron from the marketplace
- Learning to shop for traditional food with a local guide is an adventure in itself! You’ll discover a kaleidoscope of colourful goods and condiments, as well as barter with the locals
- Even in a place far, far away, nothing beats a home cooked meal, especially with new friends
- There may not be wi-fi available (but you’ll likely be too busy stuffing your face to notice!)
Iman Khomeni International Airport is located 40 kilometres south of central Tehran. On arrival you may be asked to fill out a standard customs declaration form, which you show to the customs officer, who stamps it. It’s best that you keep this form until you leave Iran.
This experience is part of the x-day Iran Real Food Adventure Tour, which starts from US$3265.
No cooking experience required, but this is a hands on activity.