Clichés are cliché because they are (mostly) true.
Like: “Live and Learn.” So true. Make a mistake, learn from it, avoid making the same mistake again.
“What goes around, comes around.” Well, everyone can identify with that one.
“Rice pudding is the essence of comfort.” Continue reading “131. Rice Pudding”
Adding to the roasted chicken repertoire (Roast Chicken With Vegetables , Sage Roast Chicken ), is this cracked-wheat stuffed roasted chicken. Continue reading “130. Roast Chicken Stuffed with Cracked Wheat”
Tomato soup is comfort food, regardless of the current season.
Add meatballs, and you won’t need much else to achieve comfort. Continue reading “129. Tomato Meatball Soup”
Greek food is heavily influenced by its neighboring Eastern countries than the Western.
This is why we may find many similarities and overlaps in Greek, Turkish, and Arabic cuisine. Continue reading “128. Greek Salad”
I stumbled across the recipe in the wee hours of the morning, and just a few hours later, it was baked and ready! It is called honeycomb (خلايا النحل) because of its resemblance to the little cells of a bee-hive, as well as a tribute to the sugar-honey-saffron glaze it is topped with. Continue reading “125. Honeycomb Bread”
There are many countries who have salads similar to this, Iraq and Turkey being just two examples.
It is named farmer’s salad, or peasant’s salad, because it consists of the most available and basic ingredients: tomato, cucumber, and onion. Continue reading “124. Farmer’s Salad”
Soup in July??
Yes, for two reasons. Firstly, it’s Ramadan, and a fasting person needs to break their fast with something soothing to the digestive tract after hours of food and drink deprivation. Continue reading “123. Mint-Courgette Soup”
Iraqis have nicknamed aubergines (or eggplants) as the monster of the frying pan ( وحش الطاوة).
I don’t know why, but one can make assumptions:
1. It is delicious in every shape, form, regardless of cooking method.
2. The ways in which it may be cooked are almost endless, from the simplest to the most complicated.
3. Due to the embargo against Iraq for over a decade and the escalating poverty, aubergines grown locally were plentiful and affordable, so it was basically eaten on a daily basis. Continue reading “122. Stuffed Baby Aubergines”