a friend of mine sent me a christmas present that arrived in the mail while i was writing out my shopping list. it was a persian cookbook (i'm 1/2 persian, and didn't get too much exposure to that half growing up, but LOVE the cuisine). i took this as a sign and picked out a recipe to make for dinner tonight. i made persian meatloaf and it turne out AMAZING!! i was never a fan of meatloaf, so i figured maybe a different spin on it would change my mind, and WOW!! it was really easy too, and i think pretty healthy. if anyone is interested in the recipe, i'll gladly share it. the book is called "In A Persian Kitchen". Definitely 5 stars!