Avraham is my favorite vegetable vendor, and his produce is preferred in all my dishes. One day, he pressed a large sack into my hands and said the vegetables inside were too large. No one would buy them. But he was sure I’d know what to do with them. Inside, I found enormous onions, a large seedless eggplant and juicy tomatoes. Indeed, I knew exactly what to do. Chef Yagil’s Tips: • The baharat or ras el hanout spice mixtures are, at least in this region, typically prepared by respective shopkeepers according to old family recipes. They can usually be…
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