Friday, March 14, 2008

Fidello? What does that mean anyway...

Well growing up in my house with an Egyptian Father and a Cuban Mother, you learn very quickly that food is the ubiquitous language of love. We would have arroz con frijoles negros one night, and macrona bel crema the next. Fidello, is word in Arabic that I am sure I am butchering phonetically. It means, "Welcome, please sit down, dinner is served." But it is more of a term of endearment for your guests. Just the thought of it makes me smile and tear up. I'm sure my dad is up in heaven welcoming people to his table all the time. My mom is still here cooking up a storm, and I will be sure to share both families recipes with you.

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