Recipe: Kefta mkawra

Kefta is one of those great examples of the spread of culture and food, often through trade, conquest, and immigration. Kefta, as we usually call it in the US, is essentially ground meat–often beef or lamb–shaped into balls with a variety of spice and herbs, sometimes onions, mixed in. It is a ubiquitous dish throughout […]

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Etymology–the study of the origin and development of words–has long been an interest of mine. The history of a word–and language, in the meta sense–reveals a civilization’s culture, turning points, and influences, both on itself and on others. Now, that’s a lot of words to say that tea has an interesting history, and I’m not […]

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