Saturday, June 28, 2008

A sign of hope with a side of fries

There's been a lot of talk over the past five years about benchmarks in Iraq (I know, this is a food blog, but follow me), but there's a great story in the Washington Post today about how one of the best indicators of things starting to go well in Iraq is the reemergence of their restaurant industry.

The article focuses primarily on one restaurant, Qadori, which was the site of a suicide bombing a couple years back, but is now running at 100% again, and making one of its most popular dishes, makhlamah, described as, "a spoonful of hot grease into a small frying pan, then tomato chunks, minced meat and eggs."

Regardless of your politics, this is great news. Now if I can only figure out where to get me one of those makhlamahs.

Photo Courtesy: Washington Post

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