I’m starting a series of cooking videos with my mom. Both of my parents are from the Middle East. Some of you know the story of how my dad went back to the old country to choose (yes, choose) a wife going from door to door. When he brought my mom back to America, they started a family. We had a busy household with my mom taking care of all 5 of the kids. There are so many stories to be told about my parent’s life; especially with my mom coming to the USA, not knowing a word of English.
With all that said, I grew up with Sryian food and watching my mom make amazing food to not only feed the 7 of us in the family, but cousins, aunts and uncles. Every holiday was at our house. After I got married, I started to try to make a few of my mom’s recipes, but they never came out good. Practice makes perfect. So, as the years went on I kept on cooking and eventually, it all made sense. Now, needless to say, nothing ever tastes like my mom’s food. I don’t know what it is. I guess there is a lot of pinches of love in it.
I thought it would be fun to cook with my mom and share it with you.
In our first premier episode, we are making a bread we call “Cleecha”. This is compared to a bagel. I started eating these when I was very young and my mom tells me that I used to eat them with my coffee at 2 years old. Yup.. that’s when I started drinking coffee. AND.. I still dip them in my coffee after all these years. The only way, in my opinion.
I hope you enjoy this episode.
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