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Public Program

At the Table: Nowruz, a Persian New Year Celebration

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Celebrate Nowruz, or Persian New Year, with Aisan Hoss and Mehdi Parnia of Oyna Natural Foods. A festival of spring, Nowruz has been celebrated for thousands of years by Iranians and people throughout Central Asia. 

Watch a live demonstration of how to prepare kuku (a traditional Persian egg dish similar to a frittata), as well as videos of a stunning performance by Aisan Hoss Dance, with storytelling and a sharing of Persian history and culture. You will also learn about the traditional Nowruz table, haft-sin, a ceremonial spread with seven symbolic items. 

Aisan Hoss and Mehdi Parnia are the founders of Oyna Natural Foods and Hoss is also the director and choreographer of Aisan Hoss Dance. Hoss and Parnia left Iran so that Hoss could pursue her passion for dance, a profession that is illegal in Iran. Her acceptance into the M.F.A. dance program at Mills College in 2013 launched their life in the United States. They later founded Oyna Natural Foods, which makes kuku and distributes it to Bay Area farmers markets and natural grocery stores. 

Download the kuku recipe from Oyna Natural Foods

The Asian Art Museum is committed to being accessible to all. If the price of this virtual program is a barrier for you, please use the code VIRTUALACCESS for complimentary admission.

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