Aush-e-Reshteh (Persian Herb, Bean, and Noodle Soup)
Suzi Ehtesham-Zadeh, an accomplished continent-hopper and culture-straddler, grew up in the Shah’s Iran, attended university in the post-Watergate United States, returned to Iran to witness the Islamic Revolution, and later spent large portions of her life in Spain. Paradoxically, her permanent home is a six-acre farm she owns in Woodstock, Georgia. A lifelong teacher, she holds a BA in philosophy from Stanford University and an MFA in creative writing from Boston University. Her work has appeared in Fiction International, Glassworks Magazine, Narrative Northeast, Mobius, Quiddity, and elsewhere.