21 august 2012

Kitchen Wisdom Wanted


Rebecca and her Grandmother Safdie at the stove
Courtesy of Rebecca Lessard

Roots and Recipes is the name of a website that’s being built on experience. Rebecca Lessard is one of the women behind the endeavour. Her video of her grandmother’s stuffed zucchini, or Meshi Kusa, is both a delight to watch, and, for those of us who need more than written instructions, it’s all you need to try your hand at preparing the dish yourself.

Carmel Kilkenny spoke with Rebecca Lessard to find out more, but their conversation begins and ends with an excerpt from the video called, Meshi Kusa.
Dishing up the Past

It also demonstrates the richness in the “roots” in that there’s more behind the Manchester accent; we’re connected to the pride of the Syrian women in the food they prepared. It connects you to a kitchen in Aleppo, Syria a century ago. It’s a great example of what the site can, and will offer.

Rebecca Lessard and her partners, are working on the website, to make it more inter-active, and able to receive your videos of a recipe that must be told, and demonstrated.

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