Cookbook

 

dsc_0861_1 (1)I am back on track, working on my cookbook and on alternate days putting my real life story together. My goal is to test all recipes for the book during the month of January.

February will be the month of more testing by my family and friends and a constant effort of writing and editing recipes, taking pictures and deciding which dishes are truly suited for this book.dsc_0613

The other day as I chopped onions and garlic, peeled sweet potatoes and pulled together a fragrant red curry, Sumaya stood watching and listening to my back and forth reasoning regarding the cookbook. I told her thatย this seemed like part of my legacy and something that I wanted to complete. Thirty five years spent stirring sauces, adding spices, visiting neighbors to watch them cook and inviting people into my home for meals and to take part in my culinary adventures. Delivering trays lined with cream puffs, lemon bars and decadent chocolate tidbits. Taking informal lessons on Moroccan Couscous, Indian curries and Palestinian Maclube. Afterall it felt as if my children had been raised in the kitchen and had become amazing home cooks in their own right. She nodded her head, her shiny manicured nails gripping a mug of curry topped with a large spoon of yogurt. She smiled and clicked her fingertips on the glass counter and then asked me one simple question, “What would you give to have a book of your grandmother Elva’s recipes?” And with her words I gathered new motivation to work on my legacy.dsc_0857

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57 thoughts on “Cookbook

  1. Please consider adding the stories behind the recipes. I love cookbooks with a little more substance that just a recipe. I always want to know just why this recipe got included, what makes it special and who loved it so much that it became a family favorite. Good luck this month. That is quite a goal you’ve set.

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  2. Oh yes, please add stories about the recipes, maybe not all but your favorite ones. It would really add you to the cookbook. !! I can’t wait to cook your recipes in my kitchen. YOuir doing a great job!! XXX

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