Chef Mina was born and raised in the city of Tabriz, a beautiful and ancient city in northwestern Iran, not far from Azerbaijan. Tabriz is where she started her family, marrying her husband and also having two wonderful children. As her family grew, they wanted more freedom and flexibility so they finally made the decision to flee to Turkey. They settled for three years in the Cappadocia region, and they were lucky enough to be able to immigrate to the States just two years ago.
Mina learned to cook from her mother and my mother-in- law, giving her a chance to learn the many wonderful dishes that are typical of Iranian cuisine. She believes that enjoying good food is important for living a happy life with family and friends and that sharing food of her homeland with people who come from different cultures can lead to new friends and maybe help bring peace to the world.
Learn more about Chef Mina and her Iranian cuisine here.