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Zucchinis of Beit Sahour

Contributed by Toine Van Teeffelen on 18.02.2006:

There is no great difference in food preparation between Palestinian villages and towns. However, some villages are known for their specialties. Beit Sahour, for example, a town to the east of Bethlehem, is famous for its zucchinis stuffed with grape leaves in tomato sauce. It is said that the best zuchinis grow on the lands of this town. Most inhabitants of Beit Sahour are Christians. After the Sunday mass families join to eat this delicious meal.

From: “Sahteen: Discover the Palestinian Culture by Eating”, published by the Freres School, Bethlehem, part of the Culture and Palestine series issued by the Arab Educational Institute-Open Windows, Bethlehem, 1999. To order the book, send a mail to

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