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Larissa Sansour, Soup Over Bethlehem

It’s Friday night and I’m just about to go out to dinner with my friends. To warm up, I watched this video by Larissa Sansour. Called Soup Over Bethlehem, it’s a 9-minute piece about a group of friends having dinner in Bethlehem. They start out by talking about a Palestinian national dish, mloukhieh, and the conversation evolves into politics, mobility and occupation.

My favorite line of the video: ‘I’m so occupied these days.’ Response, ‘Aren’t we all.’

In the video they say that non-Arabs never like mloukieh because of the bitterness, but I checked out the recipe and it seems to be gluten free… always a plus for us celiacs.