Torshak is a sort of insanely sour Persian fruit pickle, made of sour cherries, tamarind, and perhaps sour plums. Its texture is similar to chunky jam. What do you do with it? Eat it, says rose water. Professor Salt calls it “a spoonfood with atomic pucker power,” and it’s meant to be eaten as a snack. The intense flavors of Iranian snacks should be eaten together to balance each other. Have some lavashak (sour fruit roll-ups), followed by some pistachios, followed by some torshak, followed by some lemony salted roasted almonds.

Then drink a lot of water.

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