Louisa Shafia is the author of The New Persian Kitchen (Ten Speed Press, 2013), winner of Food52’s Piglet award for best cookbook of the year. She has cooked at notable restaurants in San Francisco and New York, including Millennium, Aquavit and Pure Food and Wine and she designed a menu of fresh, healthy Persian food for Café Nadery. In the fall of 2014, Louisa will be cooking a series of pop-up Iranian street food dinners inspired by her trip to Iran. To see her schedule of upcoming events visit lucidfood.com.