We gathered in the Newcastle foothills of Bellevue and while we had an amazing view, the rain, fog and clouds of the Northwest wouldn't let us see any of it.
|Looking north towards Lake Sammamish.|
We meet to discuss The Secret Life of Saeed: The Pessoptimist: by Emile Habibi. The book depicts the life of an Palestinian, employing black humor and satire, living in Israel. It was based on the traditional anti-hero Said in Arab literature and has become a classic in modern literature.
Our gracious hostess made us delicious maqlouba and used the recipe from The Gaza Kitchen by Laila El-Haddad.
Then when we possibly couldn't eat more...the desserts came out.
|Our pastry genius is working on her license so everyone can enjoy these!|