Afghan Cuisine: Everything You Wanted to Know
A friendly tour of the new Afghan grocery store, Emran (1817 N Division), where you can explore ingredients, recipes, and dishes, all with a welcoming
A friendly tour of the new Afghan grocery store, Emran (1817 N Division), where you can explore ingredients, recipes, and dishes, all with a welcoming guide ready to answer all your questions.
Have you ever been to a new, maybe unfamiliar, grocery store and wondered what all those ingredients were but were afraid to ask?
We want to help reduce that barrier by offering a friendly, guided tour of the new grocery in town, Emran at 1817 N Division St. Join us with a friendly tour guide and lets explore Afghan cooking. You might find a favorite new spice, ingredient, or dish!
Feel free to stay after and buy a meal at the adjoining restaurant to experience the ingredients in action.
About Afghan Food
Afghan cuisine is a delightful fusion of flavors, reflecting the country’s rich history and diverse cultural influences. At its core, it’s characterized by the use of fresh herbs, aromatic spices, and a variety of grains. Staple dishes often include tender meats, such as lamb or chicken, seasoned with spices like saffron, coriander, and cardamom. Rice dishes, like the renowned “Kabuli Pulao,” are adorned with raisins, carrots, and nuts, offering a perfect blend of savory and sweet. Flatbreads are a must-have accompaniment, often used to scoop up hearty stews or dips. And for those with a sweet tooth, Afghan desserts, often infused with rosewater and cardamom, are a treat not to be missed. Venturing into an Afghan grocery and restaurant promises an exploration of these rich flavors and a culinary journey through the heart of Central Asia.
(Saturday) 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm