What does an Iranian student living in Pisa, Italy, do when he misses his hometown and the delicious food that his family would often prepare?
He improvises a familiar recipe and enjoys the result.
This blog in the Tehran Bureau of The Guardian is a fascinating look at Iranian culture and the little-known town of Lar in southern Iran.
It also explains how to use chicken, yogurt, tomatoes, potatoes and onions to make an improvised Iranian stew. The recipe is included. Try it!