Syrian torpedoes – Kibbah bi laban

Many of my friends say that Erbil is hot and boring. Had they had any poetic soul, this is how their facebook (we live in era of social media) posts would have look like: Yesterday I burned the Gospel And gave my praises to despair – For the Devil himself Would not dream Of coming to this place “Amman” Najwan Darwish (never mind it’s about … Continue reading Syrian torpedoes – Kibbah bi laban

Cauliflower Tahini Curry

Middle East is where some of the best quality tahini can be found. I love it freshly pressed. When still warm it slowly drips from the sesame grinder tap. If you’re lucky enough seller will let you steal some of those warm, sticky drops. You will find yourself licking fingers in the middle of crowded bazaar and the people will smile heartedly. Ajaneeb – they … Continue reading Cauliflower Tahini Curry

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 was among served dishes as popular Pakistani course. Surprisingly, Mehdi learnt how to cook it only 4 years ago. After arriving in Erbil he used to hang out with … Continue reading Chicken Pulao (not really)