Happy Birthday Maman Joon!
Today is my lovely mother’s birthday. I’m missing it because today, as we speak, I’ll either be in an airplane or else biding my time in an airport killing time while waiting for the second leg of my flight to Iran.
I’m way too old to be saying this, but: I already miss my mommy!
This blog got started because I wanted to preserve my mom’s wealth of culinary know-how and her beautiful taste. Aside from sharing her recipes, she deftly and effortlessly styles food and has been the stylist of some of my favorite shots in this blog — like the one for the Koofteh Berenji (our first recipe post.) She has a good eye and has always for as long as I can remember made things – including collage cutouts. I finally put a whole bunch of her collages together in this book and then this other book and then everyone saw what was evident. My mom is just one of those natural born artists.
She loves telling jokes, she tells very good stories. She writes funny poems, she writes poignant ones too. Sometimes I think she has the patience of a saint. She’s just a nice person.
I am lucky to have her and I know it!
Happy Birthday Maman joon & may you celebrate many many many more! (So that I can continue to torture you! Ha ha!)
You are an amazing woman and I love you.
All the collage cutouts by Farideh Hooshiar (aka my mom!)
Till soon mes amies!