Originally Posted by sillymonkey321
watched the show tonight since i saw an ad for it on CNN earlier today, but my main takeaways were the journalist still being in prison/held by the government since July and that wealthier people in Iran put out tons of food when they have guests.
Not sure that it left a good impression.
No, even if you're dirt poor you still scrounge up whatever you can to put a big meal for guests. My family is lower-middle class and we put out the same kind of dishes you saw in the show whenever we have guests. It's an Iranian thing.
I really liked this episode. It showed some of the real Iran, however what they don't show (for obvious reasons) in the video is you can get illegally imported alcohol for house parties.
Who knows, maybe some day we'll get rid of the ayatollahs and the Persian empire might rise again. :shrug: