Did you know the LIFE Project cookbook The Cuisine of LIFE: Recipes and Stories of the New Food Entrepreneurs of Turkey contains 58 recipes from seven different countries? The LIFE Project team gave a few of them a try - see how they did and try these recipes for yourself!
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Shakiriyeh and Muz Fattah with Amy Gillett
Amy Gillett, Vice President of the Education Sector at Consortium member WDI, tries the recipe for Shakiriyeh (meat stew with yogurt) with Muz Fattah (banana bread) for dessert. The Shakiriyeh recipe comes from Syrian LIFE Entrepreneur Inam; it is traditionally prepared on the first day of Eid al-Adha and Eid al-Fitr. Muz Fattah, from Yemeni LIFE Entrepreneur Fatma, is a popular and comforting dish mostly eaten during winter because of its high calorie content.
Ouzi with Abdulwahab Alkebsi
Abdulwahab Alkebsi, Managing Director for Programs at Consortium lead CIPE, shows how to make Ouzi (lamb and rice pilaf wrapped in phyllo pastry). This recipe comes from Syrian LIFE Entrepreneur Maha is traditionally served during special occasions such as weddings, Eid, and during Ramadan.
Mamuniye with Nour Akkad
Nour, the CIPE Project Coordinator for the LIFE Project in Mersin, tries Syrian LIFE Entrepreneur Iman’s recipe for Mamuniye (semolina helva), a very popular treat in the Balkans, Turkey, and various Middle Eastern countries. In Iman’s home city of Aleppo, it is served with salty cheese and bread to balance the sugar in the helva.
Mujadara with Alaa Alarori
Alaa, the CIPE Project Coordinator for the LIFE Project in Istanbul, shows how to make Mujadara (lentil pilaf). Another recipe from Syrian LIFE Entrepreneur Maha, this vegetarian dish can be served with every meal, no matter the season.