Fig Jam

Mrabbat Teen

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Appears in
Delights from the Garden of Eden

By Nawal Nasrallah

Published 2019

  • About

Figs grow successfully in the central and northern regions of Iraq. A top-quality variety is called teen wazeeri. Vendors carrying wide wicker baskets full of luscious figs customarily cry their excellence, saying, ‘Wazeeri ya teen, lawi ya teen,’ as they roam the streets of Baghdad, a catchy phrase they must have inherited from their medieval counterparts. We know for sure that teen wazeeri was a highly valued type of fig in tenth-century Baghdad (Abu Hayyan al-Tawheed