Manuela Darling-Gansser is a food blogger, travel writer and author of several cook books. Her latest is called Pardiz, the Persian word fro paradise and paradise is how Manuela remembers the first 9 years of her life growing up in Teheran. This book is, yes, a cook book, but so much more. Manuela shares memories of her childhood and her recipes follow places or eating styles or places and recent visits to modern day Iran are documented in the book with the most magnificent photographs. Manuela herself is both a knowledgeable and charming guest.