Monthly Archives: December 2011

Shwarma


Most visits with my in-laws in Abu Dhabi involve a midnight trip to the drive-in for shwarma. You pull up to the curb and a waiter runs out to your car, takes your order, and brings back your sandwiches. Since … Continue reading

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Comfort chicken


For me there’s no better warm comfort food than my husband’s thureed.  It has all the rustic charm of the chicken and dumplings I ate as a child and sits more lightly on the stomach than a beefier stew.  When … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Iraqi-style


Every other year we cook Thanksgiving dinner for my sister’s family.  Our meal has evolved to include traditional dishes our respective birth families grew up with, some we adopted from years breaking bread with some German neighbors, and now some … Continue reading

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