Looks like we are gong full Ottoman Empire with the food specials this week, ‘tis purely coincidental, other than that region has a long tradition of coming up with dishes to serve when it is hot outside. And, it is very tasty. So, how about a Turkish poem:
I Buy Old Clothes.
I buy old clothes.
I buy old clothes and cut them into stars.
Music is the food of love.
I love music.
I write poetry.
I write poetry and buy old clothes.
I sell old clothes and buy music;
If I could also be a fish in a bottle of booze…
Translated by Murat Nemet-Nejat, 1989
Salad Olivieh, aka Persian Chicken Salad – Chicken, Potato, Egg, Peas, Carrot, and Pickle salad w/ flatbread and tomatoes. $7
Baba Ganoush (eggplant dip) w/flatbread and feta – $5
Turkish Chick Pea Salad – $2/$3/$5