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Nigel Slater's adventure concludes in a country shrouded in mystery and often in the headlines - Iran. He begins his journey in the bustling capital Tehran, where he samples dizi.

Nigel Slater's Middle Eastern food adventure concludes by visiting a country shrouded in mystery and often in the headlines - Iran. Here Nigel sets out to discover the secrets of Persian food, one of the oldest and most influential cuisines in the world. He begins his journey in the bustling capital Tehran, where he is invited into the homes of people who cook dishes that have been handed through the generations. He is taken to lunch at his taxi driver's house to sample dizi, an Iranian favourite for hundreds of years and possibly the nation's most popular dish.

From here, Nigel ventures north to the shores of the Caspian Sea to meet fishermen who once fished for the famous beluga caviar but who now have to find other income sources since sturgeon stocks have declined. Nigel also explores the varied landscape and harvests pomegranates and saffron, two ingredients that epitomise Middle Eastern cuisine. Finally, Nigel returns to Tehran to explore its culinary future. Shopping malls and fast food outlets are booming in the city but somehow the dishes of the past still have a place in the heart and culture of the people.

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59 minutes

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Last on

Wed 5 Jun 2019 19:00

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Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:46

    Tina Arena

    Tu Pourras Dire (Album Version)

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Nigel Slater
Director Matt Brandon
Director Steve O'Hagan
Executive Producer Pete Lawrence
Sound Recordist Robbie Johnson
Assistant Producer John Gray
Series Editor Katie Brosnan
Editor Gary Skipton
Editor Helen Stenner
Production Company Hungry Gap Productions
Executive Producer James Thompson
Executive Producer Alla Salehian

Broadcasts

  • Fri 16 Feb 2018 21:00
  • Fri 16 Feb 2018 21:30
  • Sat 24 Feb 2018 15:00
  • Fri 16 Mar 2018 00:45
  • Wed 5 Jun 2019 19:00