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Sunday, 08 September 2013 08:25

170 Gilan foods identified

About 170 local foods have been identified in Gilan province, said the deputy head of the province’s cultural heritage, handicrafts and tourism department for cultural heritage, Iran Daily reported.


Fardin Pourhadi added that the Council for Registration of Local Foods has been set up by the department to preserve and revive local foods prepared by various regions of Gilan province.

The official said the port city of Astara, located on the crossroads of Gilan and Ardebil provinces and Azerbaijan Republic, has special traditions and customs.

He lauded the measures undertaken by restaurants that serve local foods, hoping that this will be emulated by other cities of the province.

Pourhadi said local foods can be used to attract domestic and foreign tourists, adding that a number of food festival and exhibitions have been held in Rasht and other cities of the province.

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