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With ou’ or withou’t

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Tablet Magazine recently published two articles that each highlight an ingredient from Hungarian and Syrian-Jewish cuisine: paprika and ou’ (tamarind concentrate), respectively. These two cuisines happen to make up part of my own lineage, which… Continue reading

Recap: Mile-End Mimouna Hop

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At 5:00 PM on Sunday, April 7th, 2013, there were three slightly hesitant doorbell rings in Montreal’s Plateau/Mile-End areas. Participants of Montreal’s first ‘Mile-End Mimouna Hop’ had been given the secret locations last… Continue reading

Talking About My Grandmother on RCI

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Earlier this week, Carmen Kilkenny interviewed me for the RCI (Radio Canada International) website about the Roots & Recipes project and specifically about the video that I made with my grandmother Rachel Safdie 2… Continue reading

Is it fair to question the authenticity and motives of chefs cooking other cultures’ foods?

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Food writer Francis Lam and chef Eddie Huang debate authenticity, appropriation and the immigrant experience in this great read, entitled “Is it Fair for Chefs to Cook Other Cultures’ Foods?”. It stems from… Continue reading