The multiple flavours of middle eastern cuisine
In Syria, food is a way of life. It is a cuisine that is enriched by thousands of years of history and is a reflection of the many trade routes that passed through it, of conquests and the rise and fall of empires, and of migration and multiculturalism. Food is a representation of traditional values and the importance of community, generosity, kindness and hospitality whether in its preparation or in its consumption.
In a community where every event in life is a reason to come together - from births, to a first tooth, to achievements in all their forms, to religious holidays, to marriage and funerals, people share the experience, the joy, the pride and the grief. And food is always a central part of these gatherings.