Every Flavor, a Story of Resistence: Palestinian Chefs Uphold their Culinary Legacy

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  Just over a month ago, the tragic loss of seven members from the World Central Kitchen, a US-based non-profit, captured global attention and made international headlines. In a rare acknowledgment, Israel openly recognized the devastating impact of the war, admitting that such actions were deeply regrettable and “should never have occurred.” Despite over six months and nearly 200 days of war, Israel only recognized and humanized the deaths of seven individuals. Despite the fact that over 32,000 Palestinians have been killed, many of whom were women and children, Israel expressed regret solely for the killing of seven individuals. Rather than highlighting the plight of Palestinians, the global narrative was largely focused on the non-profit. Following the tragic incident, the story of Chef José Andrés’s culinary journey, founder of the World Central Kitchen, was featured by countless journalists, and he was also contacted by world leaders, including President Biden. In his interviews, Chef José Andrés hailed food as the “the great connector” and a “sign of hope and dignity”, yet if this was the case, why aren’t the stories surrounding Palestinian food and chefs more widely recognized? The story of…

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