My Persian Kitchen

Sanam Lamborn is the publisher of, a website dedicated to the cuisine of her birth land, Iran. As a passionate and creative cook much of her inspiration comes from having lived in Iran and Italy. She believes that the best meals are prepared with fresh and healthy ingredients. Sanam holds a BA and MA in English in addition to a Professional Cooking Certificate. While not cooking in her kitchen or blogging, Sanam teaches college level writing, oral communication classes, and life skills.  

Video Wednesday

It’s time for yet another fun Video Wednesday featuring Persian rice making. I laughed so so so much watching this video because I found it so relatable. When I first started making Persian rice a few years ago, it took a while to actually get the hang of things and learn all the little tricks […] ...more

MENA Cooking Club: Kadoo Dolmeh ~ Persian Stuffed Squash

I was recently invited to participate in a virtual monthly cooking club called: Middle Easter & North African Cooking Club. Considering my love of food, this w as certainly a welcoming opportunity, specifically one that will allow me to share my passion for Persian food with a new set of readers, but also learn about [...] ...more

Persian Rice Salad

A few weeks ago I read one of Russ Parsons’ articles in the LA Times about how Rice Salads have gone out of style in recent years. I have to wholeheartedly agree with Mr. Parson that nowadays there are a variety of pasta salads at delis that are generally heavy ....more

Feta Cheese With Spicy Fig Sauce

Last week I wrote about my experience at Camp Blogaway. While at the event I also had the opportunity to catch up with one of the first fellow Los Angeles food bloggers that I met about five years ago. I met Erika at the very first food bloggers’ conference that I attended and liked her [...] ...more

Camp Blogaway 2014

A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to attend Camp Blogaway for the second year in a row. ...more

Video Wednesday

I think it is fair to say that us Iranians can be a bit bias when it comes to our ice cream. I don’t think there is much of an argument by most people that Persian Ice Cream is like a slice of heaven. Today’s video is pretty amusing because it chronicles the visit of [...] ...more

Khoresht Rivas ~ Persian Rhubarb Stew

Rhubarb is one of those types of vegetables that generally go under the radar. Generally speaking most people, when they think about Rhubarb recipes, the first thought that comes to mind is either jams or pies. For the most part Rhubarb is paired with strawberries for indeed delicious pies, jams, and/or compotes ....more

Video Wednesday

One of the things that I have learned from having this website is that Persians are very passionate about our food but also feel very strongly about the way our recipes are made. This difference in cooking style is certainly evident in the various videos that people post while cooking Persian food. I love watching [...] ...more

Simple & Delicious Vegetarian Persian Kotlet

For those of you who have been reading My Persian Kitchen for a while, you may remember me mentioning that I used to be a pesco-vegetarian during a two year period in my life. During this time I really, really, really missed Persian Kotlet and Kabobs. More than anything some days I missed the texture [...] ...more

Video Wednesday

When we think about Fast Food restaurants, the first that come to mind are the very well established, both nationally and internationally, American chains like McDonald’s, Burger King, and KFC. ...more