Friday, December 03, 2004

Cooking Up Peace

Q80girl illustrates the power of peace and science to transform society by annotating a science experiment between a Palestinian and an Israeli youth. The science experiment was lost aboard Columbia on Feb 1, 2003.

The blog is one of the best Middle East blogs I've seen and is run by a Kuwaiti woman who wants to be the first "Kuwaiti, Arab, Muslim female" going into space.

She also references an interesting cookbook, unavailable on Amazon, called "Palestinian and Jewish Recipes for Peace" that features "Special recipes passed from generation to generation in both Jewish and Palestinian families.". This is published by the Jewish-Palestinian Living Room Dialogue Group of San Mateo County, California. Good review of the book at the SFChronicle
The 71 featured dishes range from roast leg of lamb, chicken sumac and stuffed grape leaves to potato knishes, borscht and brisket braised in chili sauce.

There is a recipe for maza, a lamb dish simmered with garlic, olive oil and chili peppers that is served for lunch on the second day of every Palestinian wedding, as well as a Hanukkah recipe for Brazilian doughnuts, submitted by a Brazilian who is married to an Israeli.

Then there is the squash recipe: "squash stereotypes, squash indifference, squash blame, squash violence."

Of Note:
Post the passing of the old warrior, Hamas may be softening it's stance to Israel, ref instapundit. A void must be filled at all costs, and perhaps it's easier all around to hope for the best. The 21st century will be the century of the hopeful dreamer in more ways than one. Getting lost in La Mancha, is easy, though, although one must trust other hopeful dreamers can find their way out.

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