Roseheart makes readers hungry. The recipe section offers a few recipes for the kinds of food that appear in the novel.

Melinda’s chile-corn chowder
Naveed’s date-night gheimeh stew
Pomegranate soup
Potato chop

Mast o khiar (yogurt sauce)
Rose-saffron-pistachio ice cream
Persian jeweled stuffing for Thanksgiving (not mentioned in Roseheart).

Also, visit Najmieh Batmanglij’s kitchen for her recipes. Try the pistachio pomegranate meatballs.


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