Chef Bahar Sarhangi’s Khoresht-e Bademjan Recipe

During Conflict Kitchen’s Iranian Virtual Cooking Lesson participants prepared two dishes under the instruction of Chef Bahar Sarhangi: Khoresht-e Bademjan (Eggplant Stew) and Tahdig (Crispy Iranian Rice.) The recipes for both are included below. Notes on preparation and serving: You can easily use any cut of lamb or chicken in place of lamb shoulder. You… MORE >

Call for Participants: The Iranian Virtual Cooking Lesson

WHERE: TEHRAN, IRAN & AROUND THE WORLD (VIA VIDEO CALL) WHEN: SATURDAY, MARCH 5, 2016 Conflict Kitchen is hosting a virtual cooking lesson with Executive Chef Bahar Sarhangi in Tehran.  We’re looking for eight people in eight different cities around the world to participate from their home kitchens via Google Hangout. The cooking lesson will take place… MORE >

Iranian Home Recipes

Conflict Kitchen is looking for handwritten or hand-annotated home recipes from Iran. We will prepare this recipe as a featured special at our restaurant, accompanied by a personal story about the recipe and cooking advice for our customers. Please email an image of your recipe and the story behind it to

Donate to Conflict Kitchen

Most people don’t know that Conflict Kitchen is a non-profit organization that reinvests all of its resources into programming, education, performances and publications that further our mission of engaging with the public about the food, culture and perspectives of people living in regions with which the United States is in conflict. It’s not too late… MORE >

Gift Certificates

Conflict Kitchen gift certificates are now available. You can pick them up at the restaurant or email us and we will send them to you or your gift recipient directly.  

Conflict Kitchen finalist for 2015 International Award for Public Art

  Conflict Kitchen is a finalist with seven other public art projects from across the globe for the International Award for Public Art. The award was based off a global search to find the planet’s most outstanding public art, culminating in an awards ceremony, exhibition and conference that took place July 1- 4, 2015 in… MORE >

Conflict Kitchen focuses on Cuba starting May 26th

Stop by on Tuesday, May 26 when we reopen our Cuban version of Conflict Kitchen. Given recent diplomatic developments between the U.S. and Cuba, we are excited to ignite a renewed discussion of Cuban culture and history and present the viewpoints of Cubans and Cuban Americans concerning the future of Cuba. Stay tuned for events and… MORE >