Chef Fidaa’s Roman Holiday is an endearing tribute to the vibrancy of Palestinian cuisine and a testament to the facts which Italians know so well: that a people’s heritage is often best exemplified by its cuisine, that its recipes are historical documents, and that food can be a significant global asset in shaping public opinion.
“The concept is to weave traditional Palestinian elements of intricate hand-sewn embroidery into contemporary designs.”
“If you want to hear my music, please don’t listen to it simply because I’m a Palestinian, listen because we’re something different, we are the Revolution Makers!”
I started this to put Palestine on the culinary map. Many Middle Eastern cookbook are generic and dilute the communal spirit of the original recipes, but the Palestinian identity is at the heart of Palestine on a Plate.
Jerusalem’s Old City is like a mosaic; any change will destroy its current beauty.
Abu Assad is not at his strongest when making a film that so consciously caters to popular expectations, but The Idol is a thoroughly enjoyable tribute to one of the most iconic contemporary Palestinians.
“If the Olive Trees knew the hands that planted them, Their Oil would become Tears.”
– Mahmoud Darwish