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Suzanne Radford, Radio Show Host, Dubai Eye FM
I love turning the pages of Plated Heirlooms and learning about times gone by. The people, the stories and most of all the food, recipes and ingredients bind Dima's family and with ease she extends a place at table to the reader. A delightful insight and a tasty bite of life past and present.
I love turning the pages of Plated Heirlooms and learning about times gone by. The people, the stories and most of all the food, recipes and ingredients bind Dima's family and with ease she extends a place at table to the reader. A delightful insight and a tasty bite of life past and present.
Ariana Bundy, author of Pomegranates and Roses
Dima, I just saw your cookbook online and wanted to send you my heartfelt congrats!! I also saw the video which made me teary eyed. This book is such a lovely representation of the beautiful and unknown Palestinian culture. Well done!
Dima, I just saw your cookbook online and wanted to send you my heartfelt congrats!! I also saw the video which made me teary eyed. This book is such a lovely representation of the beautiful and unknown Palestinian culture. Well done!
Sally Prosser, food blogger at mycustardpie
I’ve lived in the Middle East for over 20 years and over that time I've tried to gain a greater understanding of the region. This has been through a variety of books primarily non-fiction, some fiction (The rock of Tanios by Amin Malouf is highly recommended). My other source as been through books about food and cookery to make sense of this multilayered feast that stretches from the olive groves of the Levant to the fish based diets of the Gulf. Some dishes have a similar expression across many countries, some totally unique and understanding the reasons behind this (climate, economics, tradition, ritual) is key to a deeper knowledge of the region and why it's pretty vague to say Middle Eastern food (as general and unhelpful as the term European food). Dima's book (to me) has not yet reached my kitchen. It's been beside my bed telling tales of food, cooking and life, giving a very different and human perspective from a displaced nation, and a foil to the images conjured up in most people's minds, from the West particularly, when they hear the word Palestine. Claudia Roden's book came with me to Saudi Arabia in 1995 and I've recommended it to everyone who comes to the Middle East. Plated Heirlooms is now its partner in recommended reading. Even though I haven't tested the recipes I have tasted Dima's food so have confidence that these will deliver... in spades.
I’ve lived in the Middle East for over 20 years and over that time I've tried to gain a greater understanding of the region. This has been through a variety of books primarily non-fiction, some fiction (The rock of Tanios by Amin Malouf is highly recommended). My other source as been through books about food and cookery to make sense of this multilayered feast that stretches from the olive groves of the Levant to the fish based diets of the Gulf.

Some dishes have a similar expression across many countries, some totally unique and understanding the reasons behind this (climate, economics, tradition, ritual) is key to a deeper knowledge of the region and why it's pretty vague to say Middle Eastern food (as general and unhelpful as the term European food).

Dima's book (to me) has not yet reached my kitchen. It's been beside my bed telling tales of food, cooking and life, giving a very different and human perspective from a displaced nation, and a foil to the images conjured up in most people's minds, from the West particularly, when they hear the word Palestine.

Claudia Roden's book came with me to Saudi Arabia in 1995 and I've recommended it to everyone who comes to the Middle East. Plated Heirlooms is now its partner in recommended reading. Even though I haven't tested the recipes I have tasted Dima's food so have confidence that these will deliver... in spades.
Yasmine Tannir Idriss, Petite Choses
Dearest Dima, I still remember the first day we met: you were as inspiring then as you are now. A pioneer in Dubai!
Dearest Dima, I still remember the first day we met: you were as inspiring then as you are now. A pioneer in Dubai!