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Happy Saturnalia, Shab-e-Yalda, Christmas, New Year…

Customers often ask us, rather nervously, if we celebrate Christmas. And the answer is of course we do. With tinsel-coated knobs on. We actually celebrate anything that’s going, as it’s good to be jolly and there are enough things to be sad about in the world. And as we’ve just celebrated our 10th birthday, we’re…

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The Persepolis Top Five Things to Rub on Your Turkey…

Our handy cut out and keep guide to better basting. We all know that there are umpteen ways to stuff a turkey. But you can generate an equally appreciative chorus of oohs and aahs if you rub the skin of your bird with the right herbs and spices. And turkey does need all the help…

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The Persepolis Hammam Experience

Peeping Toms need not apply. No we haven’t installed a jacuzzi in the basement*. This is, rather, about some of the traditional beauty stuff that we sell. Unguents and potions and sweet smelling things. Things that you can’t get at Superdrug. (Things that, coincidentally, make really cool stocking fillers.) Iranians use three rather alien things…

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