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Raiding Other People's Cultures for Snacks: Report 716A [Jul. 23rd, 2011|03:29 pm]
Marissa Lingen

The Persian grocery on University yielded:

Spiced almonds: tasty and zingy; must buy some for Dad.

Spiced pistachios: spice not really strong enough, but tasty due to being less oversalted than most in-shell pistachios in supermarkets.

Pomegranate fruit leather: tasted like a red Fruit Roll-Up. I read the label, and it had all the usual fruit leather things in it and none of the nasty high-fructose whatevers and artificial whosits. So if you like red Fruit Roll-Ups but are trying to avoid whatevers and whosits, hie yourself on over to the Persian grocery and get pomegranate fruit leather.

Tamarind fruit leather: tasted like holycrudtamarind. So much tamarind. If you get cravings for tamarind, and you want semi-shelf-stable stuff, this stuff is the answer.

Still to taste: sour cherry fruit leather (gosh I hope it's really sour), some kind of berry I've never had before fruit leather.

[User Picture]From: txanne
2011-07-23 08:43 pm (UTC)
Ooh, that tamarind stuff sounds like it'll be right up my alley.
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[User Picture]From: mrissa
2011-07-23 09:25 pm (UTC)
It's the Caspian Deli and Grocery, up by the U itself.
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[User Picture]From: alecaustin
2011-07-23 10:15 pm (UTC)
I am still disappointed in the lack of "Prince" in its name. (Also the lack of a dedicated parking spot for the Dawn Treader, but you know, what can you do.)
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[User Picture]From: buttonlass
2011-07-23 10:50 pm (UTC)
Oh! I loved going to the Caspian when I lived there.:) The kabobs and saffron rice with a roasted tomato is total comfort food.:)

Also, :).
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[User Picture]From: mrissa
2011-07-24 01:04 pm (UTC)
I get the Special Chicken. Saffron and citrus grilled chicken, nom.
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[User Picture]From: markgritter
2011-07-25 05:17 pm (UTC)
Wait... is it possible to *be* in a non-tamarind-craving state?
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