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lagatta

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Make falafel, not war!
« on: August 20, 2007, 02:16:33 PM »
A positive, foodie story from Lebanon
" Eure \'Ordnung\' ist auf Sand gebaut. Die Revolution wird sich morgen schon \'rasselnd wieder in die Höhe richten\' und zu eurem Schrecken mit Posaunenklang verkünden: \'Ich war, ich bin, ich werde sein!\' "
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« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2007, 05:32:51 PM »
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As for the falafel, the ubiquitous fried chickpea ball or patty is generally accepted as having originated in Egypt, although Israelis claim it as their national dish, and some food historians believe that it has roots in Indian cuisine.



Sounds like enough to start a war!  :shock:

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« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2007, 05:52:59 PM »
Such a happy/sad story.

Afghans make falafels too, y'know. It's hard to think that any single place invented such a logical food solo.

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« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2008, 06:02:27 PM »
Thought I'd stick Mideat in here, rather than starting up a new thread.
" Eure \'Ordnung\' ist auf Sand gebaut. Die Revolution wird sich morgen schon \'rasselnd wieder in die Höhe richten\' und zu eurem Schrecken mit Posaunenklang verkünden: \'Ich war, ich bin, ich werde sein!\' "
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« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2008, 06:27:06 PM »
Oh geez Lagatta thanks for that. The fattet hummos and the persian chicken look divine.

What is ground mastic, taste like etc?
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« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2008, 06:37:04 PM »
Yum, yum, yum.  I'm sending that link to my daughter and s-i-l!  And I'll try that Persian chicken recipe with a touch of ground sumac, in addtion to the turmeric.

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« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2008, 06:57:52 PM »
Rewind, I know that mastic sounds like a building supply material, but it is sort of a gummy plant, with a distinctive flavour, and is very common in Greek cooking. You can easily pick it up in any Greek shop in Hamilton (or Turkish ones if there are any): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mastic

dBO, this site looks like it is in its infancy - there are some good recipes, well explained, but it looks like they are hoping for many more.
" Eure \'Ordnung\' ist auf Sand gebaut. Die Revolution wird sich morgen schon \'rasselnd wieder in die Höhe richten\' und zu eurem Schrecken mit Posaunenklang verkünden: \'Ich war, ich bin, ich werde sein!\' "
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