Thursday, August 26, 2010

First of it's kind


In 1994, I embarked on the journey that would manifest itself into my book "Somali Cuisine". It was a labor of love [most things are when you are a wife, have four kids, a job, volunteering, and a garden]. I wanted to share the special Somali flavors with the world in an easy manner. My mother, who my book is dedicated to, cooks without measuring and I, like many people, need the structure of cups, tablespoons, and liters. Her help was priceless, but nonetheless, it was a hard task because what I was creating was the first of its kind.

After the book was published, to my surprise, websites and blogs started popping up with some of my recipes! To be frank, after the years of work on the book, I was saddened that the recipes were reposted without acknowledgement. Soon, I realized that imitation is the highest form of flattery. My goal of bringing the recipes of Somalia to a larger audience is continuing to be realized through these other websites and this blog!

Here is one of these which has chosen to honor my book "Somali Cuisine" and the recipes in it by reposting:

Buon Apetito!

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