Posts Tagged‘review’

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Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World {Review}

I was lucky enough to gain an advance viewing of Unity Productions Foundation latest feature Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World. I am a bit of a documentary geek and was interested to see how this story would be told. I was captivated.  This video is one of the most beautiful and interesting films I have seen in a long time. I love travel and every minute of this video was a small vacation.  The narration and insight from scholars of history, art and Islam all added so much to the film.  I kept thinking over and over how important…

Mourad: New Moroccan – A Review

This is truly a Moroccan cookbook love year.  First it was Paula Wolfert’s Food of Morocco and then [amazon_link id=”1579654290″ target=”_blank” ]Mourad: New Moroccan[/amazon_link] from Mourad Lahlou. There have been many articles like this one, and this one, and this one, in the press about the way that each of these authors present Moroccan food.  It boils down to this.  Paula presents authentic traditional food, the food that I’m going to find on my mother in law’s table and the only way MarocBaba thinks of the food of his homeland.  Mourad presents Moroccan food the way I dream it could be.…

Capitol Hill: DC Metro Food Tours

Who knew there was more on top of Capitol Hill than political scum?  I spent a little more than a year calling the Hill home, tromping all around the area, and eating in dozens of restaurants.  However, only 15 minutes into our tour with DC Metro Food Tours during  Eat, Write, Retreat I realized there was a lot I didn’t know about Capitol Hill.  I’d totally be lying if I said great company wasn’t a major reason I loved this portion of the weekend.  I had such amazing conversations and bonding time with several ladies during this experience. I took…