You know I’ve always believed that food is the only thing that can bring us together… One forgets about political opinions, religious beliefs, racial hatred… While eating, a person won’t start thinking where did this food come from? Who harvest it, Was it Jew? A Muslim? Who cooked it, a republican or a socialist? Food is FOOD, but it is also history… It’s a form of communication of a culture! But would you refuse experiencing a dish just because you hate that certain culture? I doubt it… No one can refuse a delicious dish!
Food is what makes us human; it brings out the child in you. It’s the only thing that can describe how differences make everything better… You see, a delicious recipe isn’t made with one ingredient; it is the complexity and the differences that create a unique and strong flavored dish! Perfection doesn’t come alone… Perfection is Harmony!
I thought about this while hearing the multiple news about racism, islamophobia and intolerance that spread across the world! And the first thing that came into my mind is the amount of local dishes that people consume world widely, wasn’t it enough to change ones believes? and bring out the human inside of us?
Speaking about local dishes, Tabbouleh is a Lebanese salad that carried the country’s culture and travelled the world to become global. It is made with Couscous, tomatoes and cucumbers… Some like to add fresh mint leaves or goat cheese to this salad. So whenever you feel bad about humanity, remember that a basic salad won’t cut it; only a Couscous Salad will make you feel good about this life and bring us together again!
Here’s the recipe foodies!
- 2 cups cooked couscous
- 2 small Tomatoes
- 1 small cucumber
- Salt & pepper
- lemon juice
- olive oil
- First, cube the tomatoes and the cucumber.
- In a bowl, combine tomatoes, cucumber, couscous. Season it with salt, pepper, lemon juice and olive oil.
- Garnish with chopped parsley and serve cold!