My grandmother-in-law lived in Istanbul, along with grandfather-in-law, and when we’d visit she would often serve a side dish of fresh green beans, tomato, potato, and onion with some spices. The freshness of the vegetables made their flavors intense. Which is one reason I treasure having an every-other-day farmers market in season.
I’ve had similar dishes fairly common in Mediterranean restaurants but there was something about just picked and just brought to town and just cooked by Grandma that made the memory almost as comforting as the dish itself.
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