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American Azoumeh from Chefs Reem Assil & Mohammad Abutaha

“People are like, what is Arab hospitality?” Reem Assil exclaims. “We just feed you until you’re stuffed.” So what does it mean to cook the food of your people outside of your homeland? This question is central to Reem’s food philosophy. When we invited Reem to join us in celebrating Arab American Middle Eastern Heritage Month she already had an idea bubbling: Host an azoumeh (“large food gathering” in Arabic) with her friend and fellow Arab chef, Mohammad Abutaha.

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American Azoumeh from Chefs Reem Assil & Mohammad Abutaha

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    American Azoumeh: Chefs Reem Assil and Mohammad Abutaha Talk Arab Hospitality and Cooking in Diaspora

    American Azoumeh: Chefs Reem Assil and Mohammad Abutaha Talk Arab Hospitality and Cooking in Diaspora

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