View Full Version : Iran bans foreign cooking shows on state TV

02-07-2011, 01:22 PM
..."From now on teaching how to cook non-Iranian dishes is banned," deputy head of Iran's state broadcaster Ali Darabi was quoted as saying by Aftabnews, a moderate website, and several other media outlets.

Iran boasts a rich cuisine and cooking shows are very popular, with chefs teaching a variety of Iranian and foreign recipes on daytime television.

Italian, Chinese and Indian dishes are also favoured by many Iranians, while officials warn against the increasing consumption of unhealthy fast food....Yummo (http://uk.news.yahoo.com/18/20110206/twl-iran-bans-foreign-cooking-shows-on-s-3cd7efd.html)

02-07-2011, 02:01 PM
Shades of the cultural revolution in China during the 60s.

I have no doubt that persian food is excellent, and probably not that much different from the middle eastern cusine we get in metro Detroit, but everyone wants a change once in a while.