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Photos: Baking Fateer Bread in Arak

Photos by Naseer Alikhani, Mehr News Agency

Baking fateer bread (flatbread) is among the old traditions still practiced in Arak, central Iran. To celebrate the Persian New Year Norouz, friends and family usually gather in a house where they bake the bread in a clay oven.

A flatbread is a simple bread made with flour, water, and salt and then thoroughly rolled into flattened dough. Many flatbreads are unleavened - made without yeast or sourdough culture - although some flatbread is made with yeast, such as pita bread.


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