Egyptian Dove with Green Wheat

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    per head
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By Clarissa Dickson Wright and Johnny Scott

Published 2004

  • About

This was a favorite dish of my father’s who had his pigeons imported from Cairo. In Egypt they raise fat squab especially for the table and stuff them with green wheat which remains preserved inside them after their deaths. Anyone who has had their vegetable garden scoured by doves will know what scavengers they are, so this dish is the Egyptian farmer’s revenge! Green wheat or farik can be bought in Middle Eastern stores throughout the country, but if you live in wheat-growing count