You’ll notice in Jeddah that no two abayas look the same. Each women takes it upon herself to either customize the sleeves, fabric or cut of her abaya so it looks unique and stylish. A friend of ours designs her own line of “Chic Abayas” – sold upon request. The one Hala is wearing above … Continue reading That’s One Chic Abaya!
These salt-and-pepper shakers seem to be everywhere but for some reason I found a bit of a visual correlation between them and the cultural dressing among opposite sexes in Saudi Arabia. Just for fun. The woman is in black and the man in white. For those who aren’t familiar, it is customary in Saudi for … Continue reading The Hug
As the plane was taxiing upon arrival at Jeddah airport, I looked around me, curiously. When would I need to put the abaya on? Would there be an alert, next to the “non-smoking” and “buckle up” ones? Wait for the “abaya on” sign to flash before proceeding to cover up. That would be helpful. My … Continue reading Black Wrapping
Few people know this about me, but I was born in Saudi Arabia while my parents were living there back in the 80s. Why on earth would I want to go there now? A connection to my vague childhood there? Curiosity? Both I guess and for only three days, I should get a good taste … Continue reading The Return
My first cooking lesson in Barcelona all started with the group meeting at the Boqueria market. Find out more about Cook and Taste’s culinary workshops here: Continue reading Cook and Taste