I dedicated myself to this dish way, waaaay before I actually made it. See, I can tell you with near-certainty that Aleppo pepper is nowhere to be found in the greater Reno/Sparks area. Not at Whole Foods or Trader Joe’s. Not at the Persian market, though I did buy some bulgur wheat and whole valerian root there. Finally, the great almighty Internet, specifically Chef Shop, came through for me. And I can tell you with absolute certainty that the final product was worth the hunt.