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Imam bayildi - perfect summer Summer Shabbat food


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Imam bayildi - perfect summer Summer Shabbat food

AdinaA | May 7, 2012 05:07 PM

If there is a better vegetable dish than Imam bayildi, I don't know about it. Just had some at Hamifgash in Philadelphia - wonderful.

It is the perfect, make ahead and serve at room temp. first course for a summer Shabbat.

Say what you want about the Ottoman sultans, they knew how to eat!

(Imam baylidi translates as: the sultan fainted; presumably from ecstasy over the deliciousness of this dish, though in some versions he fainted upon being told that there was not enough olive oil to make it again tomorrow)

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