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The Persepolis Ingredient Clinic #4: Sour Grapes

Yup – these really are sour grapes. Cheek-suckingly, eye-wateringly sour. They even look mean, no? This, basically, is verjuice’s (verjus, for all you francophones out there) Mummy. The real deal. In Iran sour grapes are known as ghooreh, and verjuice as ab ghooreh, and they are a really important part of the cuisine. The season…

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The Fruit Season is Upon Us…

Being fairly responsible eco-bunnies we don’t actually import yer regular apples and pears. But we do like to bring in the pick of the more unusual Persian orchards and farms. Rose apples, baby pears, sour grapes, sour cherries, honied apricots, Mashad melons… Most of them are as good as organic, and have very short seasons.…

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