Warning: Existential breakdown ahead.
How do people get famous? What makes them known for what they’re good at, or just for what they do? What’s the formula that makes people popular? Is there such a thing?
Recently the thought struck me as I was watching a video of a piano player playing pieces from notable classical composers chronologically. For each period of time, there is a well-known composer you can attribute to when he was active and his work reigned.
It’s the second week of lent. I am not fasting. I haven’t for the past couple of years. But I still remember the time I did. It was hard time even though I only quit meats and dairy and became vegan before I knew it for 50 days once in my lifetime. The rest of the years, the ones when I fasted at least, I would quit meats the whole time, or at least the first and last week, and every Wednesday and Friday. Nowadays, I’m not sure I can (or want to) fast but for sure I can quit certain food. I will when I want to.
I’ve been searching for the origin of this recipe. I was asking people around me how they (or their grandparents) heard of this particular dish. My question was where did they get the recipe from and how did they make the pearls/giant couscous/maftoul (as we call it) or get them from. Almost no one could give me a satisfying answer about its origin. All they know is that they used to get the “maftoul” from the supermarket and no idea how the recipe got to them..
For part one of the challenge, click here.
After deciding upon the dishes for the 5 days at the beginning of the challenge, preparing the ingredients was easy. All I had to do was write down all the required ingredients, circle the ingredients I don’t have at home and walk down the aisles of the supermarket and collect my groceries.