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Latest Superfood! Now in Stock!

No, not rabbit turds. JUJUBE! Jujube berries is what we’re talking about. Zizyphus zizyphus for all you Latin scholars out there. Thing is, the Iranians (and quite a lot of other people East of Athens: they are a mainstay of Chinese herbal medicine) have been eating them for millennia and have long recognised them as…

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A Musical Interlude: The Tar

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4Sa5foH_78?rel=0&w=480&h=390] Yes, well, maybe this is a gratuitous excuse to listen to one of our favourite Persian musicians playing our favourite Persian musical instrument. Parviz R. Panah is an ostad (that’s maestro to you) of the TAR, a strange double barrelled lute with three double sets of strings. It is very pretty and made…

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Barbecued Barberry Mullet

A supper for 4, from this month’s newsletter. So you don’t feel left out. OK—so you don’t have to barbecue the fish. And you don’t have to use mullet. But the dish would otherwise have been called ‘cooked barberry fish’. Which doesn’t really sound very appetising. We use grey mullet: it responds beautifully as its…

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The Peckham Literary Festival 2011

Well it’s waaaaay ahead of time – but we thought that you might want to scrawl this in your diaries. This year’s PLF will run from 21st-27th November. But we ain’t got a clue as to the line-up yet. If you want to be involved, come along and talk to us or Roz (at Review)…

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