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Ramadan, Month of Feasting: A Beginner’s Guide

Sheikh Zayed Mosque, Abu Dhabi. ‘Cos if you are going to feature a mosque photo it may as well be of a massively impressive one. Yes, OK, we know it’s actually all about fasting…but you explain why we sell more food during Ramadan than any other month… Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic…

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The Snackistan Date Agency: A Guide

Nope, sorry, this isn’t some sort of Middle Eastern lonely hearts club. It is in fact an oh-so-brief (think speed-dating) guide to the different types of phoenix dactylifera (dates to you) on the market. For dates are, after all, the original, all-healthy, all-singing, growing-on-a-tree-near-you snackeroony. And with Ramadan coming up*, Snackistani shops near you will…

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Persepolis Dates for your Diary

Ramadan this year runs from around 9th July—9th August. In multi-cultural London, this information is probably more relevant to you than you realise. Our next pop-up Persepolis is on 10th July at Anderson & Co. On this occasion Mr. Shopkeeper is to do most of the work as we are hosting a Persian barbecue special.…

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