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Persepolis @ Global Feast 2012

Well this is exciting. We’ve been invited to cook at Global Feast, which is the biggest, silliest pop-up event ever. Kerstin Rodgers, aka MsMarmiteLover, is organising a pop-up event to reflect a different part of the world every night during the Olympics. The event/s take place at Stratford Old Town Hall, and guests will be…

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Hirino me Kolokassi: Pork with Kolokassi

Well it’s not often that we get to write about pork in the course of our Middle Eastern rantings. For this we have of course made Cyprus an honorary member of the region. Kolokassi crops up in Veggiestan, wherein we have featured two recipes for this underrated vegetable: one for kolokassi chips with skordalia, and…

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Persepolitan News Cuttings

Well it’s been a good week for the shop in the media. Firstly we popped up on a BBC World Service mini-documentary about Peckham (in honour of the Olympics they’re showing five minute films of all the bits of London that aren’t Stratford or Big Ben). Then we hosted the Londonist weekly podcast, an act…

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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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