Post­ed by Nao­mi Firestone-Teeter

JBC Net­work author Louisa Shafia returns with her lat­est cook­book, The New Per­sian Kitchen (Ten Speed Press). If this one is any­thing like her last (she pub­lished the mouth­wa­ter­ing Lucid Food in 2009), you won’t be disappointed. 

Tip: I was lucky enough to take a great cook­ing class with Louisa sev­er­al years ago (and hop­ing for round two this year). If she’s vis­it­ing a city near you, it’s a must.

View past Book Cov­er of the Week” posts here.

Orig­i­nal­ly from Lan­cast­er, Penn­syl­va­nia, Nao­mi is the CEO of Jew­ish Book Coun­cil. She grad­u­at­ed from Emory Uni­ver­si­ty with degrees in Eng­lish and Art His­to­ry and, in addi­tion, stud­ied at Uni­ver­si­ty Col­lege Lon­don. Pri­or to her role as exec­u­tive direc­tor, Nao­mi served as the found­ing edi­tor of the JBC web­site and blog and man­ag­ing edi­tor of Jew­ish Book World. In addi­tion, she has over­seen JBC’s dig­i­tal ini­tia­tives, and also devel­oped the JBC’s Vis­it­ing Scribe series and Unpack­ing the Book: Jew­ish Writ­ers in Conversation.