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Where to find barberries in Montreal or on the south shore?

dawnseekr Nov 11, 2013 04:33 PM


There's a few Ottolenghi recipes I want to try but they require dried barberries. I haven't been able to find any.

Anyone have an idea I could get some in Montreal or on the south shore?

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    williej RE: dawnseekr Nov 11, 2013 05:11 PM

    I love Ottolenghi. I have Plenty/Jerusalem and the original cookbook. Have you tried Akhavan? Adonis?

    1. SnackHappy RE: dawnseekr Nov 11, 2013 05:14 PM

      Akhavan will have them for sure. Other Persian or Middle-Eastern supermarkets should have them too. I think I've seen them in some health food stores as well.


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      1. re: SnackHappy
        kpzoo RE: SnackHappy Nov 11, 2013 11:39 PM

        Akhavan definitely has them, in clear cello bags with the Persian name on them: zereshk.

        1. re: kpzoo
          SourberryLily RE: kpzoo Nov 12, 2013 06:29 AM

          Yep I always get them there.

          1. re: SourberryLily
            dawnseekr RE: SourberryLily Nov 12, 2013 06:48 AM

            Thank you all! I'll have to stop by Akhavan then!!

          2. re: kpzoo
            dawnseekr RE: kpzoo Nov 12, 2013 08:27 AM

            Confirmed they have 250g for 5$ or 900g for 18$.

            1. re: dawnseekr
              williej RE: dawnseekr Nov 12, 2013 10:52 AM

              Once you try a recipe with the barberries, can you let us know what was excellent and from what recipe book? Thanks.

              1. re: williej
                dawnseekr RE: williej Nov 16, 2013 04:56 PM

                Planning on doing the Fava bean kuku from Ottolenghi's Jerusalem book as soon as I have the time to make the detour to Akhavan... hopefully next weekend! :)

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