last thursday i had kufteh tabrizi for lunch along with dolmas (not grape-leaf dolmas but rather bell peppers stuffed with a meat and lentil mixture). this delicious food was prepared by a sociology professor who taught at tehran university for 35 years. she also made a kind of mango/tamarind chutney and a mint chutney with a texture and fragrance that can only be described as heavenly. the conversation wasn’t too shabby either. what a treat!