Iranian food

Ancient Persians took a lot of the stuff that make they traditional dish today from all around the world such as pomegranates, saffron and spinach and the country also bargained between the East and West. These bargained goods, including rice, lemons and eggplant, now feature prominently in the national Iranian dishes. 

Iranian cooking is very similar to middle eastern cooking where wheat is a staple, and lamb, poultry and yoghurt are all popular. A sour flavour is evident in most Iranian dishes, and can be achieved through the adding lemon, pomegranates or sour oranges.