Iran is magnificent country with more than 3000 years civilization and rich culture. In northern part of Iran, bordering of Caspian Sea, there are many rice fields. We call them Shalizaar. This Picture shows one of the process of planning the rice which is usually done by women. Our rice is savored all over the world. Persian hospitality is both generous and warm, a custom shared with other Middle Eastern peoples. Persian cooking can be identified by its sumptuous rice dishes and its delicate flavors with its emphasis on herbs, lime and saffron. Certain well known foods, herbs and beverages are believed by the Persians to promote health and well being.