July 14, 2017
Every once in a while you come upon a truly inspiring issue of an old magazine. This September 1976 issue of Gourmet is one of them: it’s filled with interesting articles on all manner of subjects: Bhutan, Provence, Cape Cod, New Orleans and Santa Fe, just for starters. I was especially taken with “A Taste of Iran.” Here are just a couple of the recipes.
Intrigued by the recipe for the flatbread, Nan-e-Barbari, I was worried by the baking instructions. Only 5 minutes in the oven just doesn’t seem right. More modern recipes also include a glaze, rather than just butter, and have you sprinkle the top with nigella seeds (probably not available in the US in 1976). They also suggest using a pizza stone to bake the bread. If you’re looking for a newer recipe, try Hot Bread Kitchen or Food 52.
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