Chopstick Cinema

Celeste Heiter's Adventures in Asian Food & Film

Searching for Iraqi Recipes

Chopstick Cinema

This Week's Film: Turtles Can Fly
Cuisine: Iraqi

Although the cookbooks in my collection have lots of Middle Eastern recipes, none of them are specifically from Iraq. So I had to turn to the Internet for my inspiration this week. A keyword search yielded many promising results, including Moti’s Middle Eastern Fusion Cuisine (, and

One recipe that enticed me, Lamb-Filled Eggplant Rolls in Tomato Sauce, turned up in various forms in several places, so I’ve decided to try my own version. My recipe will be posted at the end of the week, along with my Turtles Can Fly film review.

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