Mother-in-Law’s Quick Aubergine Pickle (Torshi Bademjun)

Iranians will pickle anything. No really. Many’s the time we have gone out with the mother-in-law (to the butcher, the baker or whatever) only to come back with a bag of randomly foraged things, which before you can say ‘haji-maji-ya-faraji’ (that’s abracadabra in Farsi) she has immersed in vinegar or boiled into jam. Usually she… Read More »

Pop-Up Persepolis 2014 Christmas Specials

Saturday 6th, Friday 12th, Thursday 18th and Saturday 20th December 2014 The concept of feasting was pretty much invented in the Middle East by the courts of Shah Abbas and those opulent Ottoman dudes. If you combine this fact with the idea of meze – the relaxed sharing of multiple dishes, and our also speciality… Read More »

Persepolis Event News: September 2014

We have not one but two events this September. ‘Cos that’s the kind of all-or-nothing shopkeepers we are. Both events are over at our neighbours’ gaff, the Cinnamon Tree Bakery. First up is a Persepolis Cook School on Sunday September 7th. The theme will be Persian Classics (there’s a joke in there somewhere), and it… Read More »