Jennifer Klinec has always been drawn to travelling in pursuit of her love of food. Raised in Canada to Hungarian-Croatian parents, she made her way across the world before ending up in London. And for her, a visit to Iran means one thing – learning more about the food that Iranians eat. So she packs her suitcase, puts on a scarf and closes up the cookery school she hosts in her home before leaving for a land that has long fascinated her. She wants to eat the food of the people and try recipes that have changed little in five-hundred years: tahdig, the crisp, buttery golden crust of rice that Iranians covet; long simmered stews of chicken with golden plums and quince; lamb braised with pomegranate seeds.