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Month: June 2017

Carbonara with Summer Garden Peas, Prosciutto Crudo and Parmesan Shavings

Carbonara with Summer Garden Peas, Prosciutto Crudo and Parmesan Shavings

A nice summery twist on the Italian classic. I find that garden peas add a fresh touch and using prosciutto gives a lighter dish than the classic pancetta which of course you can use if prosciutto is not available. For the pasta we used a […]

Kebab Odyssey

Kebab Odyssey

From pages of Homer’s Odyssey to modern Iraq, kebab remains widely popular and truly socially cross-cutting food.  Kebab is an essential part of the Erbil food scene. I believe this is one of the most prosaic dish you can have in the world – by […]

Chicken Pulao (not really)

Chicken Pulao (not really)

  Once upon a time, Mehdi, a Pakistani friend of mine decided to throw a dinner that inevitably turned into grand feast. It will be of no surprise to you if you know Mehdi’s hospitality. Chicken Pulao, a popular Pakistani course was among served dishes. […]

Creamy Seafood Chowder

Creamy Seafood Chowder

In a famous scene from the movie Glengarry Glenross Al Pacino’s character, Ricky, talks about the insufferable heat in New York that day: “They say it was so hot downtown this afternoon grown men on the street corner were going up to cops begging the […]

Levantine Kibbeh – bulgur wheat and lamb torpedoes in yoghurt sauce

Levantine Kibbeh – bulgur wheat and lamb torpedoes in yoghurt sauce

Kibbeh is a collective effort: time-consuming, labour-intensive, and requiring many hands. We were told that this social aspect, combined with the slow process provided a good opportunity to exchange gossip, and that many potential marriages had been discussed by the matriarchs of respective families, over a bowl of kibbeh dough.