There is not much left from the Cuisine Culture of the pre-Islamic Iran, and what remains is dedicated to the court of kings and nobles. One of the best remnants is "the Bronze Cup of Arjan" which illustrates the cuisine culture and customs during the different periods. For instance, the book of Altaj is about the life of the kings and the way they ruled the country, but there is a part in a book that belongs to how they had served the food for the court and the culture and customs of celebration in the Sassanid era. The book proves that the culture of Iran remains valuable at least until the fourth and fifth centuries after Islam.
Saffron has an extensive role in Persian Cuisine. The smell of it will drive you crazy and its vivid deep yellow color gives rice as well as its delicate aroma. Saffron is the most expensive spice in the world because of its labor-intensive harvesting method. Saffron is harvested by hand from the Crocus sativus flower, commonly known as the "saffron crocus".
If you are a big fan of eggplant, you know that any combination with it will create a delightful taste. Nutritionally, eggplant is full of benefits; it's a great source of vitamins & minerals, helps with digestion, improves heart and bone, health, prevents cancer, increases brain function, etc. This amazing dish is cooked with little difference in both Qazvin and Shiraz Province. Bademjan polo belongs to Yerak Village in Alamut District, Qazvin Province. Shirazi Salad is an amazing matching side dish with this food.
Salad-e Shirazi is a refreshing salad originated in Shiraz Province, Iran and that's why we call it that way. This delightful combination of three simple main ingredients such as cucumber, tomato, and onion is a perfect matching side dish for lots of different flavors.
Shah Abbasi Bridge located in the 37 km of Buin Zahra County and 10 km of the south side of the Mohammad Abad Caravanserai on Shur River. Qazvin Province was the capital of Iran in the Safavid era and this bridge is one the oldest bridge in Qazvin and built during Abbas the Great.
There is an epigraph in the Imamzadeh which contain the date of construction and the name of the builder.
This café is among the first coffee shops in Qazvin Province where get started after restoration. Several cafés try to infuse nostalgic feeling to their customers by old-fashioned decoration, while few coffee shops are nostalgic per se, like here.
From a long time ago, Qazvin has been the center of calligraphy in Iran. It located inside the Chehelsoton Palace. It was a hangout for bookworms or those interested to spend their leisure time in a calm environment, and you'll find fantastic calligraphy works here. Walking in a lively yard of the Chehelsoton Palace will make you fresh.
The Imamzadeh located in Barajin Village, in 8 kilometers of the north of Qazvin, and is famous by the same name. Imamzadeh can be a stunning destination for passengers because of its fantastic geographical location. In the spring, a cool breeze will blow and you'll revel in the fair weather.
This cozy breakfast restaurant located in Traditional Grand Bazaar of Qazvin, Imam Khomeini Street, Qazvin, Qazvin Province. An archaic place located in the bustling part of the city where you'll find few timeworn tables and chairs to sit and eat a simple breakfast that won't be over a cup of tea and fried egg or tomato omelette beside.
Fadak Forest Park is 1500 hectares pleasure mountainous area and located at the northern part of the Qazvin Province. This amazing Park is among Qazvin's national and spectacular sights which attracts lots of tourists. The area starts from Qazvin-Zanjan Autobahn to the western foot of the Alborz Mountain.
At the northern part of the Sepah Street there is a small restaurant in the left side. If you can't find it, just pay more attention! The shops, stands and small restaurants which sell Kebab-E-Jigar (grilled liver of sheep or chicken), generally known as Jigaraki, are among the tourist attractions. For the more adventurous, kidney and heart kabobs are also an option at Jigaraki, but liver is the delicacy of choice. Jigaraki is one of the occupations related to traditional cooking style of the Iranian Based on the available photos remained from Qajar era.