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

Tahini, nuts and dates shortcake

Ramadan in the Middle East is widely celebrated by social gatherings and cheerful feasts. During my stay in Iran I was invited to Iftar, the dinner culminating all day of fasting, at Shiva and Shayyan’s house in Teheran where Shiva’s sister Shayda taught me how to make traditional Iranian food. For this I decided to prepare Polish mazurek cake, which is a very popular Easter … Continue reading Tahini, nuts and dates shortcake