In this episode, Palestinian chef Anan Jardali Zahr describes her beloved foodways and ingredients, including Molokhia, Kusa, and Zaatar. Anan was born in Akka, Palestine and came to California at age 11, after the Six-Day War of 1967. She graduated from University of California at Berkeley’s Department of Near Eastern Studies and attended Graduate School at West Chester University in the Department of Education. She and her family have lived in the Philadelphia area since 1980 where she previously taught in the school system.
From 1995-2001, Anan had a Mediterranean restaurant in Wilmington, Delaware and she continues to share her love for Palestinian food through cooking demonstrations (which is how we first met, at the Culinary Literacy Center of the Free Library of Philadelphia) and through Instagram (@ananzahr).
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Interviewee: Anan Zahr
- Anan on Instagram: @ananzahr
- Seeds and Their People: EP 5: RAU ĐAY, LALO, SALUYOT, EWEDU, MOLOKHIA, Mar 16, 2020
- Ingredients Across Borders: Sumac at the Culinary Literacy Center of the Free Library of Philadelphia
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