Update on this Post: Unfortunately, my partnership with Mer-ka-bah on the Parsi Food Course didn’t work out due to logistics (they are based in UK while I’m on the US west coast). But I will be releasing a course on Parsi Food someday in the future. Stay tuned.
If you’re anything like me (and I fancy most of my readers are like me!) the first thing you want to know is – ‘What is Mer-ka-bah?’
Mer-ka-bah UK is a great platform for busy people who want to optimize all facets of their lives, health and personalities. Read more on how they do this on Mer-ka-bah UK’s website. On the other hand, if you’d like to understand the meaning of the word ‘Merkabah,’ here’s a beautiful rendition and detailed explanation.
Natalie of Mer-ka-bah UK and I connected instantly; we were introduced to each other by dear friend Ozlem of Ozlem’s Turkish Table, who recently created a beautiful course with them on Turkish food and culture (by the way, the course is on a special discount till April 6th, Ozlem’s videos are truly informative and enjoyable.)
In the coming months, I’m excited to be working with Mer-ka-bah UK on a video-based course for their Cultural Heritage section, featuring Parsi food with my native community’s culture and heritage as a background.
Read Natalie’s introduction to my course on Mer-ka-bah UK.
I strongly believe that food is best enjoyed in a visual format, posed on a backdrop of its traditions.
For example: Parsi Saas ni Macchi in the picture above, might look like any good old white curry, but once you hear about the history that created the dish; food takes on a whole new perspective. And I for one, like having history on my plate.
My course is slated for release later this year, bearing in mind the logistics of a film shoot between London and San Francisco.
I’ll keep you informed as exciting new developments on this course unfold in the next few months. Stay tuned.
See you next week…