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  • Then when the bake sale girls had a late summer reunion, the main course was a sultry dish of chicken roasted with fresh peaches and rosewater, so I made a sweeter riff on zereshk polo, which is usually made with tart barberries: Persian rice topped with a mix of slivered almonds, dried cranberries, and onions, sauteed together with saffron.

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  • Here's an online Persian Grocery that sells pomegranate paste and oh my heavens zereshk berries, too!

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  • It is grown in many parts of the globe, but I ran is the largest producer of zereshk

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  • Last edited by zereshk on Fri Dec 18, 2009 7: 03 pm, edited 2 times in total.

  • Less familiar picks were zereshk pallow, juicy chunks of Cornish hen (kebab style) served over basmati rice topped with berries and raisins.

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  • She followed her husband to the United States, and initially, “You didn’t want to go into a store—even an Indian or Arab store—and ask for ingredients that might mark you as Iranian,” she says, referring to items like zereshk, the barberries eaten by Persians in one of the many pollos, or layered rice dishes, that are a key part of the cuisine.

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  • OK. I see that you edited your entry. Currants tend to be larger and not as tart. Barberries are smaller and very torsh (sour/tart). I have made zereshk polou hundreds of times.

    April 17, 2010

  • Actually, it's barberries.

    April 17, 2010

  • currants (more correctly barberries), saffron's complement - used allegorically like raspberry (bronx cheer) in English in Persian - to be current

    April 17, 2010