Iran Travels and Tastes: Taftoon Flatbread (VIDEO)

Iran Travels and Tastes: Taftoon Flatbread (VIDEO)

While leading a tour through Iran, MIR Tour Manager Jamshid Fayzullaev spotted a baker preparing dough for the flat Iranian taftoon bread that will soon grace the tables of a Yazd restaurant.

The baker shapes it into balls ready to roll out flat for baking in the tandoor oven. After he rolls it out, he’ll score it and flip it onto the padded mitt that you can see by the oven.

Next, he’ll plaster the dough onto the inside walls of the hot oven, with the mitt protecting his hand. The fresh warm flatbread is brought to every table as it comes out of the oven.


Want to see more Iranian bread-baking?Our Tour Manager Martin Klimenta also captured some light-hearted Iranian bakers preparing taftoon for bakery customers.


Fabulous Food and Other Reasons to Travel to IranThe reasons to travel to Iran are many and varied. MIR’s Director of Sales and Iran travel expert Joanna Millick recently shared her 4 reasons to travel to Iranthe baked goods being just one of those reasons.


Travel to Iran with MIR

MIR has more than 15 years of travel experience hand-crafting tours to Iran. Our full service, dedication, commitment to quality, and destination expertise have twice earned us a place on National Geographic Adventure’s list of Best Adventure Travel Companies on Earth.”

You can visit Iran in a number of ways: on a small group tour, on a rail journey by private train,  or on an independent trip put together just the way you want it.

Chat with Joanna about travel to Iran by phone (800-424-7289) or email today. She has an insider’s knowledge of what to do and see in Iran, and would love to help you craft a tour that satisfies your curiosity about this ancient and modern country.

Top photo: Making taftoon bread in Yazd, Iran. Photo credit: Jamshid Fayzullaev 

PUBLISHED: January 12, 2016

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