Relationship: Child of im/migrant

Ka’ak is a snack which originated in Aleppo, Syria in the 14th Century.  It is a dish that is made from dough that has been flattened in a circular fashion over a hot surface. When done, it tastes both crunchy and delicious. It is typically eaten as a snack and is often accompanied by tea or coffee. It tastes even more delicious when sprinkled with sesame seeds! Ka’ak stays fresh for over two to three weeks at a time when kept in a tightly closed container. In my family tradition, ka’ak is often eaten after Shabbat dinner on Friday night. This ritual holds tremendous value for my family because Shabbat marks the end of the work week and is a period dedicated to spending time with loved ones. We typically sit around the dinner table and eat Ka’ak while my parents tell us stories about our grandparents or other family figures from Syria. The picture here is from a recipe book that was published 54 years ago. 

Place(s): Allepo, Syria
Year: 1956

– David

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