Radishes Are Red Radishes Are Rad

radishes food styled for Persian food blog

What do I know of man’s destiny? I could tell you more about radishes. Samuel Beckett

Radishes are red, radishes are rad, radishes are cute, borderline adorable one may even venture to say and …


fresh herbs & radishes for Persian food blog

Plant a radish, get a radish, never any doubt. That’s why I love vegetables, you know what they’re about! Tom Jones

… radishes are chock full of nutrients and vitamins as well. Throw them into salads, or better yet:

mints radishes and spring onion platter of herbs Persian Style sabzi khordan

radishes served Persian Style!

serve radishes with herbs as a Persian style side dish


Spare feast! A radish and an egg. William Cowper

You can pickle radishes, or, as one of the forerunners of Romantic poetry proposed, make a feast of radishes with eggs.

radishes food styled for Persian food blog

What a strange machine man is! You fill him with bread, wine, fish, and radishes, and out comes sighs, laughter, and dreams. Nikos Kazantzakis

Or best of all,

slice them paper-thin, sprinkle ’em with good salt and layer over bread that is generously buttered.

Radishes floating in black and white bowl of water

passionate & modest, radishes float

A tiny radish of passionate scarlet, tipped modesty in white. Clementine Paddleford

Take radishes not for granted.

fresh herbs & radishes for Persian food blog

a bunch of good herbs & radishes

Radishes grow just about anywhere. People think, “Oh it’s just a radish.” But radishes are delicious, and people don’t think of cooking them. Emeril Lagasse

Moral of the story — go and enjoy some modestly passionate radishes.


Now, let’s end this with a joke.

A radish finally woke up after a horrific accident had left him comatose for weeks. The radish asked the doctor: “Doc what are my chances of a full recovery?” The doctor replied: “Well, I’m sorry to have to tell you this, but you’re going to be a vegetable for the rest of your life.”

Wait. This joke sucks and kinda makes me sad. If you have a better radish joke, please let me know in the comments.

What is not a joke and instead is credit & kudos given where credit & kudos is due is to my mother who came through like a food-styling goddess when I asked her to create a few on-the-fly radish food-stylings for me to photograph for this post. She is radishing to say the least. Brava to her and boo to me for ending this radish post with a bad pun.




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Comments (3)

  • Linda Shields 2 years ago Reply

    I love your photographs! Any of these would be worthy of framing.

    Azita Houshiar 2 years ago Reply

    Thank you Linda! What a nice thing to say. Really appreciate it. 🙂

  • L 2 years ago Reply

    What an imaginative presentation, the fotos interspersed with apt quotes, brava. Simple and effective

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