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Love it. Thank you Majed.

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Ahmed, your aunt really has 600 recipes? You will be busy for a long time. This sounds like a worthwhile project. I hope you can pare them down.

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Wel she’s got just about 512 recipes in her recipe manager. The next stage of the project is going through them, figuring out which she made, which were family favourites, and which are mentionable and which are not to be included. Already 200 recipes in from mine, my moms, and my grandmas recipes, leaving only my aunts and her moms recipes!

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This newsletter was an edition I didn’t know I needed! After an emergency trip back home (Canada) in March, I decided I want to document all the recipes from all of my immediate family members into a family cookbook, and I only have limited time to do it. Your post has reenergized me and given me the motivation to get going on my aunt’s huge list of over 500 recipes.

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Another thoughtful post. I know many people attach the "authentic" label to food like it can be pinpointed to one place, one person, one time. That is not the nature of food.

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Thank you Susan. Yes, the notion of "authenticity" is a hard one for people to let go of. They think there's one magic version, but it's just not true.

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Here’s the answer dear Dianne

https://www.instagram.com/reel/CsBuypUvMF8/?igshid=NTc4MTIwNjQ2YQ==

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I thought it was the answer when I wrote the first post, but it turns out that Sabich is not just Iraqi but also contains Israeli elements. I love this video and I started following Zwita Foods. You have introduced me to some great Instagrammers. Thank you!

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