Hi bento pals! Today's bento includes some treats and culinary inspiration from the Mash Hassan Bakery and Persian Market, a nearby emporium of Persian specialties including delectable pastries, breads, nuts, conserves and hard-to-find spice blends.
I love the prominent role fresh herbs play in Persian cooking, infusing it with aromatic freshness and health benefits. Some essential herbs for sale at the market:
Cookies and sweets of many types are made here...
Persian teas, spices and more...
The sweets I brought home: flaky pastry fingers dusted with pistachio
Saffron rock candy
For lunch, a Persian-style omelet made with dill, onions, basil, fenugreek and turmeric shares the bento with a yummy spinach pastry from Mash Hassan bakery, fresh mint and dill, a yellow pepper filled with tangy white cheese, romaine salad with green apples and pistachios. Dessert is a flaky sweet pastry with ripe raspberries alongside:
Have a wonderful week!