Lamb

Virgil on October 30, 2013

This was just too cute to let pass. I bought a leg of lamb today and was butchering it down into meal size portions for freezing. The bone was really nice and large enough for Little Buddy AKA Maudie not to swallow it. I made that mistake once. I know there is controversy over giving […]

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Virgil on October 12, 2012

Baghdad Grill – Baghdad Diplomatic Support Center Four Maudies – Recommended It is perhaps ironic that my last meal in Iraq was destined to be my best meal in Iraq. It was also the only opportunity to actually eat real Iraqi food I had while in Iraq. None of my friends and co-workers I asked […]

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Virgil on September 22, 2012

We spent a few days in Selcuk, Turkey, in July. This is the busiest time of the year and Selcuk is a center for seeing some fantastic sights, such as the ancient city of Ephesus. I don’t recommend coming here in July, mainly because the main destinations like Ephesus are packed with tourists, especially the […]

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Virgil on September 12, 2012

See the first two posts in this three-part series: Failaka Island, Kuwait, a unique experience – the Heritage Village Failaka Island, Kuwait, a unique experience – the tour One does not visit this very interesting and fascinating place for the food. However, you aren’t going to starve there, either. There are essentially five restaurants, a […]

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Virgil on August 11, 2012

Three Maudies – good I wrote a previous article about how many fast food places there are in Kuwait City, Fast Food Hell.  And, indeed, there are. It seems that the main street food one sees in Kuwait is schwarma, minced meat kebabs, and manakish (like a pizza). Right now, I will discuss a Kuwaiti […]

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Virgil on March 29, 2012

This has always been one of my favorite recipes and it is a recipe that showed me I could actually cook something truly outstanding. It is from a long out of print cookbook and I don’t have the name or author handy, unfortunately. Possibly used copies are available. I’ll let you know when I can […]

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Virgil on February 6, 2012

You can get almost everything you need at the Old Souk in Kuwait City, including cookware, clothes, housewares, health and beauty supplies, electronics, handmade carpets, and perfumes. And more. When I walk through the meat and vegetable part of the Souk, I just wish I had a kitchen. If I did, I would be loaded […]

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Virgil on January 30, 2012

Five Maudies – Highly Recommended Location: Souk Al Kuwait, I wish I could be more specific, I will try and identify it on a satellite map next time I go there Short story is that I have had the best two meals in Kuwait in this tiny restaurant with only outdoor seating on the edge […]

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Now, I normally wouldn’t be ordering barbeque from  Hard Rock Cafe. But this one is in Kuwait City. No alcohol or pork, of course, those are illegal here. I did see camel meat in the local Carrefour here though, no joke. From the cuts, you get a lot of meat out of a camel. But […]

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Virgil on February 28, 2011

5-Maudies – Highly Recommended Yelp.com says this restaurant is closed. First – this restaurant IS NOT CLOSED. I went there today for lunch. Second, there is a 5-star filtered review that should not have been filtered. I don’t rate many places 5-stars, but this one deserves it. This is a small local restaurant run by […]

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