Iran or historically known as Persia is located in Western Asia and borders Armenia, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Turkey, Iraq and Pakistan.
Iran is home to one of the oldest recorded civilisations, the Elamite Kingdoms. In addition, Iran has witnessed the rule of a plethora of different empires, rulers and dynasties.
The Turks, Mongols, Greeks and Arabs have all ruled the region for a period of time. Iranian cuisine is influenced by Caucasian, Turkish, Levantine, Greek and Russian cuisine.
Iranian cuisine is sophisticated, diverse and flavour rich. The Iranians refer to the Tandoor as the Tanur, the same term used in Arabic.