Posted on

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…

Read more

Posted on

Khoresht-e-Gojeh Sabz: Chicken and Sour Greengage Casserole

Nasty sour green things… And we do mean sour. Gojeh sabz, or unripened greengages, are as popular in Iran as, let’s say, strawberries are in the UK. They do of course grow over here – but we tend to regard them as a rather old-fashioned fruit, something for your grandmother to make into jam perhaps,…

Read more