Yesterday, I was invited into a Syrian home which turned out to be THE BEST HOME COOKED MEAL that I’ve had in a loooong long time.
The dish they made me is called kibbeh, and I think it’s now my #1 favorite dish in the Middle East (behind shawarma and manaeesh).
I spent 5 hours with this amazing family as we went to the market to get the ingredients, then cooked in the kitchen and ate together outside on a big table.
This video was spontaneous. I had no idea what would unfold when I knocked on their door. Maybe it was going to be an awkward day with little conversation? Maybe the food wouldn’t be tasty? … But turns out that it was one of the most memorable experiences in recent memory, and I hope you enjoy this special taste of Syrian food and hospitality!
Is it obvious to you yet that I am loving this country?!