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Food and Drink - Modern Period - Iran
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Iranian Jewry’s traditional cuisine – sources and influences

Traditional Iranian Jewish cuisine reflects a long history of beliefs, traditions, and customs. As one version of Iranian cuisine, it has incorporated influences from other societies with which Persian culture had contact. Iran is a large country of considerable geographical, climatic, anthropological, and social diversity. Its population consists of tribes and communities belonging to different faiths and ethnicities, and possessing a variety…

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Esther Shkalim, “Food and Drink - Modern Period - Iran”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 01 April 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1878-9781_ejiw_SIM_000809>
First published online: 2018

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