I’ve slowly become a very large fan of Persian food over the last year or so. I’ve become somewhat entranced by the complex flavours and playful way that flavours and aromas are layered and melded in ways that Western food would never dare attempt. I have a couple of wonderful Persian cookbooks and one recipe had always stood out but had never been attempted – Fesenjan. Fesenjan is an intoxicatingly delicious and heady sauce/stew made from spices, walnuts and pomegranates. Fesenjan is scrumptious. Fesenjan is intriguing. Fesenjan is exotic. Fesenjan is ugly. I mean really ugly. The kind of ugly that makes you wonder if you’ve messed it up whilst cooking and should just throw it in. The kind of ugly that makes you think, “what instagram filter could make this work…maybe really dark?”. The kind of ugly that makes you know that if someone is raving about it, it must taste good!