Re: [gardeners] Glory, glory

George Shirley (
Fri, 05 Jun 1998 13:32:40

At 10:59 PM 6/4/98 -0400, you wrote:
>What language is the word 'mutabel'...?
>Penny, NY
The same language that gave you hummos and tabbouli, not to mention Baba
Ghanouj, Arabic. Can be transliterated as either mutabel or mouttabel. It's
the Arabic on the Arabian Peninsula for the eggplant dish known to Syrians
and Lebanese as Baba Ghanouj. I cook a lot of Arabic dishes, which are
really regional variations on Turkish dishes (as are many Greek dishes),
after spending a number of years in SW Asia.