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    Jewish/Muslim Iraqi Cuisine Differences

    Sun Nov 14, 2010 7:16 pm Groupie
    As I wander the internet for Iraqi recipes I come upon many specifically "Jewish Iraqi" recipes. I wonder since I am looking for recipes of the Iraqi Muslim population if anyone knows where I can find such recipes and if there is much difference between the two other than dietary restrictions because of religion? I do notice a lot of fruit is used in the Jewish Iraqi recipes I have found which makes me think of Iranian food. Maybe that is because of the location of the Jewish population in relation to Iran? hmmm...

    Thanks for any input, jazak Allah kheir....
    Sat Nov 27, 2010 3:03 am Groupie
    A VERY interesting question and one I am too now searching to understand

    I think liek with any cuisine, there is no black and white line re Jewish or Muslim cuisine other than the fact of what each religion can and cant have according to their beliefs

    but would be interesting to investigate this further and thank you for posting the question


    I saw this so far re Jewish Iraqi

    so maybe if we compare the dishes, it is in the ingredients and dishes that will differ from one to another

    Saw this as well
    Sat Nov 27, 2010 7:25 pm Groupie
    I had seen both those sites before but really read through the Wikipedia link thoroughly. I did find that some foods mentioned there refer to Hebrew words which would be associated with Israel I guess as I know that many Iraqi Jews now reside there. I am still confused and feel there are a number of mistakes on the Wikipedia link as to what are Iraqi dishes. Labeled Iraqi, the link never mentioned anything about any difference in the Iraqi cuisine based on religion. Obviously local produce and available meats ect. would be the same to all people an area but I still have a huge feeling Jewish Iraqis use more fruit in their main dishes from finding it that way in recipes online. Not that I am 100% clear what Muslim Iraqis eat on a day to day basis but I am slightly familiar and don't notice they use much fruit.

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