Recipes from The Bread and Salt Between Us

The Bread and Salt Between Us Cookbook

Organized by everyday fare, celebrations, and sweets, The Bread and Salt Between Us offers over forty recipes that recall the flavor and comforts of Mayada’s home in Syria. From the fresh tabbouleh she learned to prepare alongside her mother and sisters to the rice pudding that won over her future husband, these easy-to-approach dishes tell the story of a family whose culinary traditions have sustained them as they build a new life in the United States.

To show her gratitude to the community that sponsored her family’s resettlement, Mayada prepared a meal. This simple act of sharing food ignited an outpouring of support. A regular supper series ensued, drawing crowds that were as enthusiastic to help her family as they were to enjoy her cooking. The story of Mayada’s journey is beautifully chronicled in this personal recipe collection. All proceeds from sale of this book will directly benefit Mayada’s family, and members of the refugee community.

A metal serving dish of eggplant stew, called kawaj in Syria, filed with chunks of eggplants, potatoes, tomatoes with parsley on top

Eggplant Stew ~ Kawaj

Simple to make. Comforting as heck. And though you may not have experienced this in your childhood, somehow it still seems to taste like home.

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