Najmieh was the guest chef at First Lady Michelle Obama’s White House
Nowruz Celebration and Lunch on 6 April 2016

“I want us to take a moment to thank our fabulous guest chef Najmieh Batmanglij” – Michele Obama (see the full video of the First Lady’s remarks)



martha_najmieh_tA video clip of Najmieh sharing a recipe for Rice with Fava Beans and Lamb Shanks (baqala polow) with Martha Stewart can be seen here.



• Here’s a demo of a simple way for making my Fresh Herb Kuku in the oven. Nush-e Joon!

• Here’s a video demonstration of how to make Yogurt and Persian Shallot Dip/Mast-o musir. Nush-e Joon!

• Here’s a demonstration for an easy-to-make baklava recipe from my Food of Life: Ancient Persian and Modern Iranian Cooking and Ceremonies.

• A video clip from AJ+, the Al Jazeera Media Network of Najmieh making Jeweled Rice can be seen here

more coming soon