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Book: Delights from the Garden of Eden

Chapter: Stews

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.33883


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

Chapter Contributors

  • Nawal Nasrallah ( - book-auth-449)