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dolma/dolmades/stuffed grape leaves

zim | Sep 6, 2001 01:24 PM

Where can I get some good ones?

This is my son's (8 yr old) favorite at the moment--but he can't be convinced that he can get any better than the canned greek variety found on devon.

I, of course, told him no, there is much better out there.

We went to the little armenian church festival in evanston - sadly the dolma were no better than the can (I had to agree-they might have been the ones from the can)

went to taste of greektown- no one selling dolma.

Have found passable but not great ones at "grape leaves" in Oak Park but nothing approaching the ones that sing in memory-filched out of my iraqi childhood friend's refrigerator when his mother would cook for gatherings. They did not taste of the brine soaking material for grape leaves-rather of lemon, they were filled with rice, lamb, and sometimes a little dill and often she had to make another batch because my friend and I ate so many, so quickly.

where are these grape leaves that will make my son say "you mean this plant has fruit too?"

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