On 6/15/2020 at 3:28 PM, shawarma_prince said:
Are samosas, naans and pilaf/plof/polo also Persian in origin? or Turkish?
I also contacted a prominent Iranian food expert who said joshpara was invented by Persian in preislamic times and Turkish/Armenian manti (and even Nepali momo) are derivative of that. Is that plausible? Obviously the momo part is not but the manti part?
It seems like the oxford companion to food agrees with a persian origin for joshpara(not sure if it had central asian or chinese influence). But manti is def turkish. so not sure how something can be invented by two cultures in the same region of the world and be considered seperate.
I also read that steak tartare/hamburgers are from Mongol warriors and ice cream and bacon is also CHinese.