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good luck from oklahoma [black eyed peas]

Black eyed peas, which grow well in hot climates and are more drought resistant than most. A staple of the Cypriot kitchen (they use the same words as the ancient Greeks (in Greece they're usually called μαυρομάτικα (mavrommatika)), the most popular recipe is λοuβιά με λάχανα (louvia me lachana), a salad made with chard, olive oil, salt and lemon.

Text © Dana Facaros

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