Omid Roustaei

Omid Roustaei is an Iranian-American psychotherapist and culinary instructor, who is passionate about sharing Persian culture and traditions through food and storytelling. He attended the School of Natural Cookery in Boulder, Colorado, where he studied the art of intuitive cooking. His mission now is to spread awareness of Persian culture and cuisine, which he does by writing his blog,, by teaching online cooking classes, and through his work with the non-profit organization, Seattle Isfahan Sister Cities Advocacy.
This Iranian Breakfast Is the Coziest Thing You’ll Make This Month
Soaking the grains makes it extra creamy.
Apr 8, 2024
Tender, Flavor-Packed Beef Kebabs Are the Perfect Summer Dinner
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When paired with simple grilled veggies, you've got a complete (and colorful!) meal.
Jun 23, 2021
Crispy, Golden Sabzi Polo Is a Celebration of Fresh Herbs
This fragrant rice is a must-have for Nowruz, the Persian new year, as herbs are a symbol of rebirth and health.
Mar 19, 2021
Hope, Respect, and Honor: What It Looks Like to Celebrate Nowruz, the Persian New Year
I celebrate Nowruz because it is a reminder of who I am and where I come from. Having lived outside of Iran for nearly 40 years, it is a reminder of my roots and how my early years as a child in Tehran continue to shape the person I am today.
Mar 19, 2021