Get To Know Persian Culture Through Its Food

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Experience an Intimate and Tasty Hands-on Cooking Adventure

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Get an In-depth Version of Persian Cuisine and Culture

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Ava is 28 years old and born in Shiraz. She is an architect whose passion has been food and cooking since childhood. She started cooking at a very young age by baking her friends’ birthday cakes during elementary school, which she has kept doing until now! 

She has been lucky enough to travel to twenty-two countries around the world, where she has experienced a wide range of different food cultures. 

Now, her great passion is to introduce Persian food culture to the world and share the love which lies underneath it with everyone who visits Iran.

Persian Culinary Tours Instructor Ava
  • star rating  I met Ava on Instagram during the world pandemic. I thought that having a lesson with her was a good opportunity to spend some time and learn some new... read more


    star rating  We spent a lovely day together with Ava, starting with a walking-tour around the markets where she explained different foods and spices, to a local lunch at a beautiful old... read more

    Karin G

    star rating  My wife and I did a walking tour with Eva. A lot of thought went into the itinerary. Her knowledge of ingredients is near encyclopaedic. Her patience and kindness... read more

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  • star rating  Ava's kitchen is situated in a little garden just outside of Shiraz and it's a little paradise. My wife and me brought our Iranian friend and driver Milad along and... read more


    star rating  Persian food! Oh wow I’m at a loss for words. I joined Ava for a cooking class in Shiraz and this was by far the highlight of my trip.... read more


    star rating  Persian food! Oh wow ? I’m at a loss for words. I joined Ava for a cooking class in Shiraz and this was by far the highlight of my trip.... read more

  • star rating  We wanted to do a foodtour in Shiraz, and heard from others they had taken a tour with Ava. The contact was easy on whatsapp, and Ava was really flexible... read more


    star rating  Ava is an absolute delight and her cooking skills are second to none. We had a beautiful day in her private garden, cooking and chatting away. The food... read more

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    star rating  Arriving in Ava’s garden is like coming home - she welcomes you with an open heart, mind and soul. You will experience the love she has for the ingredients and... read more

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  • star rating  I had been dreaming of visiting Iran since the eighties when I befriended Iranian/Americans in LA and tasted their exquisite food. Finally, I made it this month and through an... read more

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    star rating  Ava’s kitchen garden in Shiraz is a magical place to take a tour thru the delights of traditional Persian cooking. And Ava is the perfect guide. Her class is an... read more

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    star rating  I had been enjoying getting to know the savory and sweet palette of Iranian foods, but didn’t know if I could recreate them. Thankfully, I did one of Persian Culinary... read more

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