Video: Rachel Safdie’s Mehshi Kusa
The video that in part inspired the Roots & Recipes / Dishing Up the Past projects.
In this video, my grandmother, Rachel Safdie, who is of Syrian descent, teaches me to make Mehshi Kusa/Kusa Mahshi, or stuffed zucchini, a recipe that she learned from her mother that has never been written down. As the product of immigration and displacement like so many other Montrealers, food is one of the main ways that my family celebrates our roots, and my grandmother remained the head chef until she passed away at the age of 96 in August 2011. More about her in this post.