Saturday, April 19, 2008

Bread Ovens Iraq

Najaf Mud Oven
A displaced Iraqi woman cooks in a mud oven in a camp for displaced people in the central Shiite holy city of Najaf, 20 July 2007. About 9000 Iraqi families fled to the central city most of them from Baghdad, where they search for safety in camps for displaced people according to official sources from Najaf. The sources said that the increasing numbers of displaced people who are converging to the city's camps will soon suffer from a shortage of food and water supplies.

Photo from Getty Images by AFP/Getty Images

Baghdad Mud Oven

A woman bakes bread known locally as "Khobez" using a traditional mud oven in a village in Falluja, 50 km (30 miles) west of Baghdad August 20, 2007.
Photo from Reuters Pictures.

Iraqi woman and her bread oven

Posted by Brian Jones, Wednesday, October 15, 2003

"Bread is eaten every day in Iraq. In cities people either buy it directly from bakers or mix their own dough and take it to the baker for cooking. In the villages you have to make your own bread every day. People use the tanour, the traditional bread oven, to make their bread. It's fired up with dried cow dung called Mutaal and the dough is slapped between the hands until it becomes a wide round flat pancake before being slapped onto the inside wall of the tanour where it's cooked. It's incredibly good and there is nothing quite like the taste of fresh bread anywhere but particularly here."

No comments: