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This summer’s much needed vacation at the lake afforded a chance to connect with my “culinary roots” and my primary source of inspiration in the kitchen: Mom.  I continue to be amazed by her skill at consistently constructing beautiful and deeply satisfying meals. The first night we arrived, mom served grilled marinated lamb and vegetable kabobs, Israeli cous cous with fresh basil, feta and kalamata olives, and strawberry-rhubarb pie for dessert.  A stunning outdoor dinner with the sun setting on the water.

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La Kabbr, on 9th Ave between W 47th and 48th, is known as New York’s only Iraqi restaurant, dishing up traditional Baghdad fare and other Middle Eastern classics. Inside, eclectic artifacts decorate the walls, including several Iraqi flags hanging between hookahs, Christmas lights and framed restaurant reviews.

The menu features Masgoof, Iraq’s national dish of roasted white fish topped with onion, tomatoes and green peppers; Tashreeb, and Iraqi lamb stew; Kibbee, a ground beef and lamb version of falafel; and other marinated, chargrilled kabobs.

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