Cooking with Love titles the video made by Portland filmmakers, Cooking Up a Story (CUPS), derived from a message from my mother, Alice, that is the mantra of the book: “Dear, if you make it with love, it will be delicious!” In this the viewer learns about the book and the story of Lebanese food that I grew up with, as I learned from my beloved mother and grandmother.
How to Make Vegetarian Stuffed Squash, a video produced by Cooking Up a Story in 2008, has over 80,000 views on YouTube! The segment demonstrates the creation of a Lebanese vegan/vegetarian version of a favorite summertime stuffed squash recipe using Lebanese kousa (squash). People love to watch how to cooking videos, and this six minute version is well loved!
zeinoun13 has commented on Lebanese Cooking: How To Make Summer Squash with Rice:…I carried out your recipe literally i.e. without tomatoes and let me honestly tell you that it tasted as if an angel was riding a bike on my tongue meaning very succulent indeed! 🙂 Anyway, thanks a lot for this fabulous video!
Memories of a Lebanese Garden: a short video story of how Alice’s Kitchen: Traditional Lebanese Cooking came into publication in 1997 featuring me in my art studio as filmed by Cooking Up a Story.