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June 27, 2013

Osborne enjoying Koobideh


The Chancellor George Osborne tweeted a snap of himself 'finalising' work on his spending cuts over a burger and chips. He may have thought he was connecting with the electorate, but news that his poshburger, bought from an upmarket chain, has opened him to ridicule. With that price, he could have had Chelow kabab.

Posted by mehrdad at 09:37 PM | Koobism |

June 02, 2010

Kubideh Kitchen


My kind of place!

Kubideh Kitchen is an Iranian take away that serves kubideh in freshly baked barbari bread with onion, mint, and basil. Developed in collaboration with members of the Pittsburgh Iranian community, the sandwich is packaged in a custom-designed wrapper that includes interviews with Iranians both in Pittsburgh and Iran on subjects ranging from Iranian food and Persian poetry to the current political turmoil!

>> Kubideh Kitchen
>>'s Kubideh Archive

Posted by mehrdad at 12:35 PM | Koobism |

March 10, 2009

In search of the perfect Kebab

The search for the perfect kebab began in 2006. The search is still on!

Posted by mehrdad at 12:03 PM | Koobism |

January 16, 2009

Pan Kebabs and Shirazi Salad

Posted by mehrdad at 11:20 AM | Koobism | Videos |

January 13, 2009

Radioactive Sumac


Iranian radioactive ground sumac is ideal for sprinkling over Kebabs.

>> Click here to view the set

>> Radioactive Pansy

Posted by mehrdad at 08:43 PM | Journal 2009 | Koobism |

August 23, 2007

Work of Art


Above is a painting by British painter and printmaker Howard Hodgkin.
Hodgkin's paintings may often appear to be abstract, but he describes himself as "a representational painter of emotional situations" & below the painting is my representation of a hungry situation in Vienna!

>> Pars in Wien
>> Photos of Kebabs eaten by me!
>> Kebab Koobideh - before and after the attack
>> Koobism - my favourite art form
>> Koobist Animation - move the cursor over the image

Posted by mehrdad at 11:00 AM | Koobism | Look-alikes |

June 20, 2007

April 21, 2006

Kebab, Doogh, and Mobile Camera

Kebab, Doogh, and Mobile Camera
>> View the photos here

Posted by mehrdad at 06:47 PM | Koobism | Photography |

June 01, 2005

Koobist Animation

Another variation on the same theme.
Move the cursor over the image!

Posted by mehrdad at 11:17 PM | Art | Koobism |

May 31, 2005



My favourite art form: Koobism!

Kebab Koobideh

4 Servings
500 grams ground lamb
2 large onions (grated)
1 large egg (beaten)
4 medium tomatoes
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 tablespoon sumac (optional)

Mix meat, onions, egg, salt and pepper well and leave in the refrigerator overnight.

Press the meat around long, thick metal skewers and shape evenly. Thread whole tomatoes on another skewer. Barbeque each side for about five minutes, turning frequently. If skewers are not available or barbequing is not possible, kabab-e koobideh can be shaped into long, thin portions on aluminum foil and grilled at high temperature in the oven. The oven should be pre-heated and kabab-e koobideh should be placed as high as possible near the source of the heat. Serve with hot pilau or bread. If serving with rice, some sumac may be sprinkled on top.

Posted by mehrdad at 06:28 PM | Art | Koobism |

May 14, 2005

Kebab Koobideh

Kebab Koobideh before and after the attack.
Move the cursor over the image!

Posted by mehrdad at 09:28 PM | Before & After | Koobism |