For the inhabitants of the damp little Irish town of Ballinacroagh, the repertoire of gastronomic delights has never extended farther than the limp meals of the local inn's carvery. But things are about to change when the beautiful Aminpour sisters - Marjan, Bahar and Layla - arrive, determined to share the magic of their kitchen with the friendly ...Read MoreFor the inhabitants of the damp little Irish town of Ballinacroagh, the repertoire of gastronomic delights has never extended farther than the limp meals of the local inn's carvery. But things are about to change when the beautiful Aminpour sisters - Marjan, Bahar and Layla - arrive, determined to share the magic of their kitchen with the friendly locals. Opening Babylon Cafe, right in the heart of town, they begin serving up traditional Persian dishes and, soon enough, the townsfolk is lured to the new premises by the tantalizing aroma of fresh herb kuku, lamb abgusht and elephant ear fritters, washed down with gallons of jasmine tea from the old samovar. Well ...most of the townsfolk. Not everyone welcomes the three women with open arms - some of the older matrons fear for the sanity of their husbands; the mayor has his eye on their property to open a disco; and his foul-mouthed son has his eyes on Layla...Filled to the brim with recipes, mouth-watering fragrances and mysterious spices, "Pomegranate Soup" is a heart-warming tale of romance, friendship and exotic food.Read Less
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This story set in the late 80's describes the lives of three sisters who have escaped the Iranian Revolution to set up a cafe in a small Irish town. They need to overcome not only resistance from of the town's leading business owner and bully Thomas McGuire, but the scars left by their early experiences and exile from their home. They are helped along the way by Estelle Delmonico who rents them the store for their restaurant, and other kindly town residents, each with their own distinctive personality. The healing power of carefully prepared food is described for both the the chef Marjan and her sisters, and the townspeople. Despite the obstacles the sisters discover an new life is possible. The townspeople are also made richer and stronger in experience through their relationship with the Arminpour sisters. Recipes are included.
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