I can’t help but gravitate to the tastes and textures of autumnal cooking as soon as the leaves begin to turn. It has a been a beautiful Fall in Maryland and the season has inspired me and my cooking, as well. Slow-braised meats, stews, ragus, roasted vegetables paired with dried tart fruits — I can’t get enough.
Young Jimmy, the Exxon mechanic, told me this morning as he fixed my deflating tire, “If this is the worst thing to happen to you today, then you are lucky.” So true. Perspective.
These gorgeous photos of my mother in law in pre-revolutionary Iran are so extraordinary and really tell the story of a grand life that was ultimately interrupted.