The Priest Faints Again

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    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

Food of the Sun: A Fresh Look at Mediterranean Cooking

Food of the Sun

By Alastair Little and Richard Whittington

Published 1995

  • About

The literal translation of Imam bayildi, the name for this Turkish platter of cold tomato-stuffed aubergines, is ‘the priest fainted’ - not overcome with flatulence as a misreading might suggest. And how many times have you heard that before and thought what a sheltered life the Imam must have led? It is odd how many cultures have dishes called things to do with clerics and their fondness for the table. The Italians, for example, have a dish of spinach and ricotta dumplings called ‘priest t