Abu Issa

The compound backed the sea. At times I heard the waves, smelled the salty water, fish and seaweed.  On Thursdays, a skinny, older man named Abu-Issa came carrying a woven basket filled with fish and prawns.  He wore a wrap-around long checkered skirt, a wife-beater shirt and green flip-flops.  He would squat near a garden

kasr el-sufra .. breakfast Syrian style..

Food in Syria is a tradition, a source of pride, a way of life.  Volumes can be written on recipes, their names, serving traditions, cultural relevance, and origins. Breakfast (kasr el sufra) consisted of: Jiddo’s delicious homemade fruit cocktail; its consistency varied from eatable semi-sold to drinkable liquid depending on the fruits in season. Thick