Welcome, I’m Dahlia, and I am what I eat.
I was born in Toronto to two Egyptian parents. Life in diaspora can be confusing. I was never fully Canadian, never fully Egyptian. They say culture is performative, you act it out. You speak the language, you wear the clothes, you eat the food. And man, do Egyptians eat the foods. I learned from an early age that at my home, food held a sacred place. It wasn’t just what we ate, but how we ate. Cooking, feeding and eating were a love language.