Among the foods from my fatherland vying for the imaginary “national dish” title, ghormeh sabzi makes most lists. The choice seems right, because it’s a food beloved by Iranians. It’s always been my favorite, since before I was even old enough to go to school. I don’t consider myself an authority on much, but looking back at a lifetime of encounters with this quintessential Iranian creation—sometimes in places I least expected to find it—my point of view might be worth considering.
As a member of the small community of expats living in Tehran, I earned a reputation: I knew where to eat. More people are visiting Iran than ever before, but that’s a very new phenomenon. During those lean years of few visitors, if you were an out-of-towner coming to spend a few days—especially if you weren’t going to be invited to a home-cooked meal—you were lucky if you tracked me down. I’ve been that guy in every city I’ve lived in, across multiple time zones and continents.
On Friday, Iran will elect its next president. More than 1,600 people registered as candidates, but only six were approved by the 12-member Guardian Council, the appointed religious authorities. The front-runners are Ebrahim Raisi, Iran’s hard-line former attorney general who now runs the country’s holiest site, and Hassan Rouhani, the popular moderate incumbent.
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Selecting a term
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