Welcome to Turmeric & Saffron! خوش آمدید
Hi, my name is Azita and I was born and raised in Iran. I came to New York many years ago for just a short visit and to take some ESL classes. Little did I know that my short stay would turn into a life-time. I received my Bachelor's degree in Psychology and my Master's degree in Counseling, followed by a career in the field of education. I am married and a mother of two wonderful daughters.
I enjoy cooking for my family and love to show everyone how flavorful and healthy Persian food can be. I mostly use the same traditional recipes that I’ve learned from my late mother and it’s all done with a lot of love and care. I have been sharing Persian recipes since December of 2008, six months after the loss of my mother. This blog was created as a tribute to her amazing culinary prowess and to honor her loving memory.