Noosheh Jaan!

digital calligraphy illustartion of Nooshe jan Persian saying that means good appetite | by Fig & Quince (Persian food culture blog)

noosh ‘eh jaan!

Noosheh jaan (sometimes spelled nusheh jaan) literally means: “may it be sweet for your soul”,”may it be a pleasure to your being”. That sounds quite florid, but in common parlance, the utterance simply signifies: bon appetit, good appetite! It is what we say to everyone at the table before we commence to stuff our faces with delicious, delicious, ridiculously delicious Persian food.

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31 thoughts on “Noosheh Jaan!

    • Thank you dear Suzanne! I learned something awesome from Cornelia Weber Photography (comment below): she wishes her cat a Noosheh Jaan when feeding her. I think Izzy and Nando need a noosheh jan too when they feast on their delicious food. Ha ha! 🙂

    • ha ha, thank you for giving me a a good long chuckle! love it! 😀 I’ll have to tell all my pet loving friends to follow suit!

    • Interestingly enough, “dig” in Persian is a big cooking pot, so dig in could be a good Iranian American hyphenated phrase of good will and appetite when eating. Ha!

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