Delights from the Garden of Eden - A Cookbook and History of the Iraqi Cuisine, abridged second edition - Nawal Nasrallah

Delights from the Garden of Eden - A Cookbook and History of the Iraqi Cuisine, abridged second edition - Nawal Nasrallah

Stews

Delights from the Garden of Eden - A Cookbook and History of the Iraqi Cuisine, abridged second edition - Nawal Nasrallah

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Independent Iraqi scholar, passionate about cooking and its history and culture. Nawal Nasrallah was a professor at the universities of Baghdad and Mosul, teaching English language and Literature until 1990. She is an award-winning researcher and food writer. The first edition of her cookbook Delights from the Garden of Eden: A Cookbook and a History of the Iraqi Cuisine (Author House, 2003) was winner of the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards 2007. Her book Dates: A Global History (Edible Series, Reaktion Books) was released in April 2011. It is a charming account of the date palm and its fruit, informative and fun to read. Her English translation of Ibn Sayyar al-Warraq's 10th-century Baghdadi cookbook Kitab al-Tabeekh, entitled Annals of the Caliphs' Kitchens (Brill, 2007), was awarded "Best Translation in the World" and "Best of the Best of the Past 12 Years" of the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards 2007. It also received Honorable Mention in 2007 Arab American National Museum Book Awards. She co-authored Beginner's Iraqi Arabic, with 2 audio CDs (Hippocrene, 2005). Nawal has been giving talks, cooking demos and classes and presentations on the Middle Eastern cuisine, ancient, medieval, and present.

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A friend of mine never tires of telling us how she once tried to break away from the routine of preparing the familiar dish of timman wa marag (rice and stew) for her family of four. She cooked juicy creamed chops with a side dish of French fries, instead. ‘They ate those, all right,’ she would say chuckling, but then came the inevitable question, ‘Okay, now, where is our timman wa marag?’ This shows how futile it is to try to depart from a routine which has been ingrained in our eating habits and sustained us for more than five thousand years (see Introduction). Indeed, why try to do so in the first place? Timman wa marag is delicious, healthy, easy, convenient, and economic. This chapter includes: Fresh Fava/Broad Bean Stew; Okra Stew; Stew of White Beans; Spinach Stew; Casserole of Green/French Beans and Potatoes; Stew of Chickpeas and Diced Meat; Cabbage Stew; Cauliflower Stew; Casserole of Cauliflower and Meatballs; Potato Stew; Eggplant/Aubergine Casserole; Zucchini/Courgette Stew; Dried Apricot Stew; Pomegranate and Walnut Stew

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Nasrallah, Nawal . Stews. Delights from the Garden of Eden - A Cookbook and History of the Iraqi Cuisine, abridged second edition. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 182-202 Jan 2018. ISBN 9781781794579. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=33883. Date accessed: 22 Sep 2018 doi: 10.1558/equinox.33883. Jan 2018

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