Charred aubergines with egg & tomato

Mirza ghasemi

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Pomegranates & Artichokes: Recipes and memories of a journey from Iran to Italy

By Saghar Setareh

Published 2023

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One hot summer in my earliest years of living in Rome, my friend Amir, a fellow Iranian also recently moved to the Eternal City, was staying at my place for a short period. Neither of us confused twenty-somethings was coping well at the time. It was 2009, and we were still caught up in the psychological and emotional aftermath of the electoral coup that had unravelled in Iran in the previous months. Like most of those in our generation who weren’t rallying in the street, or getting beaten u