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Lamb-Filled Eggplant Rolls with Fresh Tomato Sauce

Lamb-Filled Eggplant Rolls with Fresh Tomato Sauce

Celeste Heiter - cheiter [29,255]

This Iraqi-style dish features thinly sliced eggplant filled with ground lamb, topped with a lemony fresh tomato sauce.

Destinations: Turkey | Iran | Iraq
Topics: Food
Turtles Can Fly

Film Review: Turtles Can Fly

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Written and directed by Bahman Ghobadi, Turtles Can Fly was the first film made in Iraq since Saddam Hussein was captured and removed from power, it received awards and nominations at film festivals...

Destinations: Turkey | Iran | Iraq
Topics: People | Performing Arts | War & Conflict
Snapper in Savory Tomato Sauce

'Lawrence of Arabia' Middle Eastern Recipes and Photos

Celeste Heiter - cheiter [29,255]

This Middle Eastern menu features a savory array of international dishes, including Pan-Fried Chickpeas, Black Bean Hummus, Falafel with Tahini, Snapper with Savory Tomato Sauce, Lamb Kefta Kebabs,...

Destinations: Turkey | Saudi Arabia | Iran | Syria | Lebanon | Iraq
Topics: Food
Iraqi Meat & Vegetable Casserole

Foods of Iraq: Enshrined With A Long History

Habeeb Salloum - hsalloum [11,337]

Iraqi cuisine has a long history going back some 10,000 years - to the Sumerians, Akkadians, Babylonians, Assyrians and ancient Persians. Tablets found in the ruins left by these ancient peoples show...

Destinations: Baghdad | Iraq
Topics: Food

Foods of the Arabian Gulf Countries

Habeeb Salloum - hsalloum [11,337]

For untold centuries, the bedouins of the Arabian Peninsula have served in their desert tents, mansaf (roasted lamb with rice) to honoured guests. Along the eastern coast of that ancient land, the...

Destinations: Riyadh | Iraq
Topics: Food

Recipe: Rice Kubbah - Kubbat Ruzz

Habeeb Salloum - hsalloum [11,337]

Makes about 20 kubbahs This Kubbah, a favorite in Iraq but made a little more spicier, is one of the few kubbahs found in the Middle Eastern countries that does not use burghul as a main ingredient. 3...

Destinations: Baghdad | Iraq
Topics: Food

Recipe: Nut Rolls - Nashab

Habeeb Salloum - hsalloum [11,337]

These sweets have a history that goes back to the 9th century Baghdad when the city was the centre of the world. 1 1/4 cups raw cashew nuts 1 cup walnuts 1/2 cup blanched almonds 1 teaspoon ground...

Destinations: Riyadh | Iraq
Topics: Food

Recipe: Shrimp and Rice - Rubyian

Habeeb Salloum - hsalloum [11,337]

Serves from 6 to 8 Easy to prepare as the main course for special dinners, this dish ( Rubyian ) and Makbous Samak are very tasty, especially for those who are looking for different fish menus. 8...

Destinations: Riyadh | Iraq
Topics: Food

Recipe: Sumac Salad

Habeeb Salloum - hsalloum [11,337]

Serves 4 to 6 Sumac, a condiment much favored in the Middle East, can be purchased in North America from Middle Eastern store in the large urban centers. 2 medium cucumbers (about 6 to 7 inches long),...

Destinations: Baghdad | Iraq
Topics: Food

Recipe: Date Cookies - Klaychah

Habeeb Salloum - hsalloum [11,337]

Makes about 24 This is one of Iraq's famous sweets, which has a history that goes back to the days of the ancient Mesopotamian civilizations. 1 pound soft dates, pitted and finely chopped 1/2 cup...

Destinations: Baghdad | Iraq
Topics: Food
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