I was recently featured on an episode of the podcast “My Life as a Foodie”, hosted by my friend Phil. He and his wife came to our home for an afternoon together a couple of weekends ago, where we talked about the food of Syria, the culture of my country, and the importance food plays in our every day life there.
After the interview, we moved to my kitchen where we prepared Kebbeh together — both baked and fried. Phil conducted an interview with me as we cooked together. At one point, while talking about my home country, I began to tear up — but I swear it was the onions. Damn, those onions! I prepared many dishes that day, including a few of Maza style dishes, Baba ganoush (roasted eggplant dip), Mohamara (roasted peppers & walnuts pesto), Stuffed Grape Leaves toped with steak and artichoke, Salad, Greek style yogurt with fresh mints and cucumbers, a couple of different meats (Sujouk & Nakanek) and few different types of bread (meat, cheese, and spinach) it was just a delicious feast.
Later that night, many friends that I’d invited to join us for dinner arrived and we had a great evening together, sharing all of the Syrian dishes I’d spent the last few days preparing. My brother joined us and shared many stories with everyone as we ate dinner. It was a wonderful day with friends and family.
I Hope you Enjoy listing to it and HAPPY HOLIDAYS!