Persian men kneel on the floor to enjoy breakfast in an illustration by James Morier, published in 1818. Because of Iran’s strategic position on the ancient Silk Road, Persian culture was disseminated far and wide. There’s no better evidence of this than the imprimatur of the Persian language on the nomenclature of food.
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With the historic nuclear deal finally taking effect, a sanctions-free Iran can now get back to doing what it has excelled at for centuries: trade.
Because of Iran’s strategic position on the Silk Road, that a…