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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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Persepolitan Christmas Feasting Menu 2016

Bad Santa…. Couldn’t resist reposting this splendid image of Mr. Shopkeeper. 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 also our speciality…

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