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Persepolis: the book of the cafe of the t-shirt of the shop. Or something.

Ta dah! Our new book baby is now out. Just in time for Christmas, by some strange coincidence… Persepolis is basically Veggiestan II – i.e. a crazy English woman’s tour of Middle Eastern vegetable stuff – but the recipes are all new and you do not need to have read Veggiestan to understand the thrills…

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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…

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A Jolly Ditty to Remind You Nowrooz is on the Way

Catchy little tune, no? We’d like to kid you that this is actually Mr. and Mrs. Shopkeeper on their day off. But it wouldn’t be true. The singer-artiste is Sandy, who is the clown of the Persian music world. This is actually a good thing, as a lot of Iranian music is either cheesy pop…

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Persepolis Staff Profiles #1: Mr. Shopkeeper

A customer’s perceptions of the person behind the till can be very wide of the mark. Why, one’s mother had a shop for twelve years (yes, it runs in the blood), and her customers never differentiated between the morning lady (herself) and the afternoon lady (Doris, who was a good 6 inches taller). Sometimes familial…

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