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Friendly Iranian People

World-Class Hospitality: The Heart of Iran’s Culture

08.02.21 /

When talking about the rich culture of Iran, we can rave nonstop about the food 🍲, the art 🖼️, the scenery 🕌, the history and so on. But at the heart of everything are the people and their warm — albeit not much talked about —hospitality. There’s an old Iranian saying, “Mehmoon habib-e-Khoda ast,” which translates to “A guest is a blessing by God.” In a land where the kettle never rests, expect to be invited to enjoy good tea, be served delicious food and be greeted with ear-to-ear smiles. In the words of LonelyPlanet.com, “In any competition for the title of the world’s friendliest people, Iranians would be definite finalists.”

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Parya Zaghand

While I think of myself as an Aussie, I’m also proud as punch of my Iranian heritage. So much so, in 2013, I created a business built around the mouth-watering delicacies of Persia; bringing you flavours of the real Iran. I wanted to create a space at the table for the golden-petaled spice: Persian Saffron.