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Cookbook author Reem Kassis says that many foods that are considered Middle Eastern or Israeli actually originated as Palestinian dishes. Dan Perez/Phaidon Press hide caption

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For This Palestinian Cook, The Kitchen Is A 'Powerful Place' — Not A 'Life Sentence'

Reem Kassis began gathering family recipes after the birth of her first child. The recipes, she says, "could be the story of any and every Palestinian family." Her new book is The Arabesque Table.

Cookbook author Reem Kassis says that many foods that are considered Middle Eastern or Israeli actually originated as Palestinian dishes. Dan Perez/Phaidon Press hide caption

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For This Palestinian Cook, The Kitchen Is A 'Powerful Place' — Not A 'Life Sentence'

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