a celebration of palestinian food
In Bethlehem, Fadi unveils the hidden gems of this historic city that he calls home, immersing readers in the vibrant colors, enticing aromas, and bustling markets and spice shops that define Bethlehem's culinary landscape. He introduces us to the local farmers and artisans who play an integral role in bringing his culinary visions to life.
At the heart of Bethlehem are the inspiring stories of the unsung heroes behind the cuisine who, generation after generation, contribute to the culinary tapestry of the region.
They grow grapes, mill wheat, produce olive oil, and, most importantly, pass down invaluable food knowledge. Fadi pays homage to these culinary artisans through heartfelt profiles that accompany his meticulously crafted recipes. Woven into Bethlehem are Fadi’s memories of time spent in the kitchen with his maternal grandmother Teta Julia, and stories of his paternal grandmother, Teta Emily, who inspired some of his most personal recipes.
Amidst growing chaos and strife, Bethlehem stands as a testament to resilience and community with stories and recipes that provide a glimpse into the enduring legacy of Bethlehem.