Sunday, March 25, 2007

Al Biryani -- food from Iraq

Here's a cheerier than usual post from one of McClatchy's Iraqi staffers.

We eat biryani at home in Canada's Near North. Must be that Indian cultural imperialism (joke).

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4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just a correction for all Biryani never been an iraqi dish it is from india and pakistan (So when you say baryani remeber inda or pakistan)

Regards

9:03 PM  
Blogger Steve Muhlberger said...

According to the original writer, they've got Al'Biryani in Iraq now, just like we've got it in Canada.
I don't think anyone doubts it originated in India and Pakistan.

I thought it was interesting that the Iraqi writer was so fond of this dish.

9:25 PM  
Blogger rdmeeker said...

If you check wikipedia, you'll see that biryani is a Persian word and the dish originated there as well.

I lived in Sulaymaniyah, Iraq for over two years and I can correct anonymous that the Kurdish people of Iraq consider it an ethnic Kurdish dish.

1:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I too lived in Iraqi Kurdistan, and Biryani is a favorite. When asked most said it originated from an Iranian dish. It's delicious.

4:24 PM  

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