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Friday November 30th, 2007
Tepebaşı, İstanbul, Turkey
designed by samyazah developed by basat © 2009
Virtual Chef : Rasht/Berlin – Istanbul

A three-way Virtual Chef of sorts, Ashkan Sepahvand, from his home in Berlin, guided us through the creation of mirza ghasemi, a favorite dish of his childhood housekeeper, who was from Rasht in Northern Iran. Garlic, generously used in that region, was a dominant flavor in this roasted eggplant and egg dish.

The ingredients themselves were easy to find, what was most surprising was how the culinary traditions of Iran could result in a dish that tasted not at all Turkish, despite using commonly available ingredients.

Recipe: Mirza Ghasemi

Info: Iranian things in Istanbul

The Story: notes from Julie

a project of Julie Upmeyer

hosted at Caravansarai, project space and meeting point.

Gathering Ingredients in Tepebaşı, Istanbul
Cooking & Eating in Tepebaşı, Istanbul