Make your own Burrito Dinner to Free a Journalist held in Iran

Mar 12, 2015


Washington Post correspondent Jason Rezaian has been detained in Iran since JULY 22, 2014. He has now been held longer than any previous Western journalist in Iran. No charges have been brought against him.

When I first started my Cooking Show, I made an Abgoosht Burrito, a burrito made from a Persian stew soup recipe that I ate as a child. It’s a tasty symbol of the way my family created food adaptations that became my heritage. I mentioned it online, and Jason tweeted me wanting one; I joked that one day I have a restaurant, I will make him one.

Every day Jason is in jail, all I can think about is feeding him that burrito he wanted.

I need your help. I want us to turn up the volume on Jason’s detention. I want us to make that burrito he wanted, share his story, and pressure our leaders and Iranian leaders to let him come home for Persian New Year, Nowruz. A new year brings peace and freedom!

I have created a packet to host your own dinner. It contains all the instructions. You can download it by clicking


And you can sign a petition of support


And after your dinner or lunch, be sure to call the Iranian Mission to the UN and request Jason’s (and his wife Yegi, who was also arrested, but freed on bond) release:  (212) 687-2020.

Sample statement:

“My name is XXXX, I am concerned about the welfare of reporters Jason Rezaian and Yeganeh Salehi. I encourage the Iranian government to release them immediately and let them be reunited with their work and families.”

Please join us and bring Jason home.

1 Comment

  1. Billie Razzari
    March 16, 2015

    Great ideas!! I’m up for trying anything that will bring awareness to Jason’s situation. And this sounds fun!!! You’re very clever!


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