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V.20 No.27 | 7/7/2011
Meat combo #1 from Yasmine’s
Mina Yamashita

Mina's Dish

Halal in the Duke City

Meat with a higher calling

By Mina Yamashita

Middle Eastern cuisine is one of my favorites, but I only recently learned about eating halal—the Islamic version of kosher. The word “halal” simply means lawful or allowed. The Islamic laws that govern the preparation of food—especially meat—are nearly identical to the requirements for the best organic products. In accordance with Islamic law, the person taking the animal’s life must invoke the name of God at the time of the slaughter. Animals have to be treated humanely from field to table. Companies that sell halal products are certified. Pork is haram—unlawful.

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V.19 No.39 | 9/30/2010
Clockwise from top left: naan bread, curry goat,  golden lentil soup, masala and tandoori chicken, and green beans coconut
Sergio Salvador salvadorphoto.com

Restaurant Review

Saffron Tiger

Slow food, fast

By Ari LeVaux

If you read the online reviews of Saffron Tiger, on Paseo del Norte, you’d think going there is like rolling dice. It’s interesting how many people label the restaurant as an Indian version of Panda Express, and how this contingent is split over whether this is a good thing.

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