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Intifooda co-presents with Boston Palestine Film Festival: Soufra

Intifooda co-presents with Boston Palestine Film Festival: Soufra

We are honored to be co-presenting this inspiring documentary with the Boston Palestine Film Festival about Palestinian culinary entrepreneur Mariam Shaar. A woman of refugee status living in Southern Lebanon, Mariam and other women are striving to create meaning and purpose through cooking, despite living […]

Maftoul: Palestinian pearl “couscous”

Maftoul: Palestinian pearl “couscous”

Winter is coming, and I am not happy about this. It’s October and I’m already bracing myself. My Mediterranean genes did not evolve to withstand cold weather, okay? There is a reason I lived in California for a decade. Regardless, here I am, settled in […]

Kibbet Laa’tin (Pumpkin Kubbeh)

Kibbet Laa’tin (Pumpkin Kubbeh)

Remember kubbeh?  Those little footballs of lamb, onions, and spices wrapped in a crispy jacket of bulgur? It’s our FAVORITE at Intifooda, but is almost never made due to lack of time and chronic weekend laziness. The good news is, today was a sick day, […]

Highlights from Intifooda + Olio Dinner

Highlights from Intifooda + Olio Dinner

I don’t need to tell you this again, but we had a blast with all of you! It was a sold-out dinner (plus some) that helped us benefit Palestine Children’s Relief Fund and ReVision Urban Farm. We are grateful you took the time to attend […]

Intifooda + Olio Preview: Khobez (Arabic bread) and dessert

Intifooda + Olio Preview: Khobez (Arabic bread) and dessert

Khobez, or Arabic bread (aka pita) is a one of the most delicious, versatile, and satisfying foods one can make. It’s the basis of every great meal in the Middle East: the utensil for dips, the vessel for kebab and falafel, and the best way […]

Intifooda + Olio Culinary Collective Palestinian Dinner

Intifooda + Olio Culinary Collective Palestinian Dinner

We’ve been a bit lazy about posting recently but wanted to share with you something exciting. Intifooda is honored to partner with Olio Culinary Collective to bring you a 4-course Palestinian dinner on August 18th. We’re of course keeping it seasonal and using both local […]

Limonana: Palestinian Mint Lemonade

Limonana: Palestinian Mint Lemonade

Our summer recipe series was interrupted by an entire weekend of edge-of-your-seat World Cup matches, starting with France beating Argentina (whhhhyyyy?), then Uruguay knocking out Portugal (YES), and ending with Russia upsetting Spain, going into TWO OVERTIMES and winning it for the motherland in penalty […]

Nuts for Hareeseh

Nuts for Hareeseh

We’ve posted about hareeseh before and its impressive simplicity. Today we give you gratuitous photos of our beloved dessert, made in a circular dish and topped not only with almonds, but also chopped pistachio. I was in a “more is more” kind of mood–the type […]

Booza (Arabic Ice Cream)

Booza (Arabic Ice Cream)

Summer finally arrived in Boston–you guys, I was still wearing a coat THE FIRST WEEK OF JUNE. A wool coat. Bitter complaints aside, we’re ready to offer you Palestine’s best warm-weather recipes, beginning with Saffron + Rosewater Booza (ice cream). Arabic ice cream? Yes, there […]

Italian Sunday Dinner

Italian Sunday Dinner

 We don’t always cook Italian food, but when we do…. it results in a meal far too extravagant for our weekday selves. Weekday Rasha K. is usually prostrate on the couch by 7pm, having eaten leftovers from the prior night’s experiment, while Rasha S.’s […]