Syrian Cooking by Ghinwa Alameen is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.
|About The Site|
|Written by Ghinwa Alameen|
Syrian Cooking is a place for me to share my passion about cooking with you. I got the idea to create this website after trying to find a Syrian recipe online. I was surprised not to find good and reliable resources (if any). It is a shame that such an ancient and delectable cuisine is not well represented online for all people around the world to taste.
All recipes on this website are inherited generation after generation. Some I learned from my mom, grandma, or a friend's mom. I try to retain the original recipe, but have to make some changes sometimes to make it more practical. I usually refer to any changes in the recipe. I try to find most of my ingredients in the local market. This is sometimes hard to do when you are living in the middle of nowhere in Iowa. But look at the bright side, many of the site visitors may not get authentic Syrian ingredients and will have to substitute somehow. This website will help you by suggesting alternatives for things you might not find in your local market.
My goal is to add at least one recipe every two weeks, which is sometimes hard to do! Being a mom, a teacher and a PhD student myself leaves me with very little time. The good news is I like to cook when I'm stressed out, which means more recipes for the website :)
Before I upload any recipe, I would have usually prepared it several times. I prepare it one more time and write down the exact measurements, since a lot of our dishes use eye-balling. I am using the American measurement system for this website. I find it very easy to use, just get your cups and scoop! All pictures are taken by my husband, kamal Machareka, who though not a fan of cooking, is a big fan of tasting and photographing my dishes :) He also ensures that this website is organized, backed up and safe!