Women in the village of Qasr al-Sir are putting their traditional cooking skills into catering and promoting a revival of typical Bedouin fare.
Amina al-Hawashla dexterously rolls the brown bsisa dough into little balls about the size of ping-pong balls. Bsisa, an ancient Bedouin energy snack, is made from roasted ground flour with a tangy smoked aroma, olive oil, water, sugar and salt. In days of yore, when nomads had no time to stop to build a fire and cook, the bsisa, which keeps for many days without refrigeration, served as a quick and...
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