Sunday, 27 February 2011


For the past twelve days, everyone working on this blog has been riveted to the news, watching the events unfolding in Libya. We have family in Tobruk, Derna, Baida, Benghazi, Tripoli and Misurata, a reflection of the unity of Libya, and there can be no celebration for anyone until the whole of Libya is freed. The important point for us is to stress that this is not a civil war, this is a regime waging war against its own people, and Libya cannot be split, because as our family proves, the 6.5 million people in Libya are inextricably interlinked. However since today marks the tenth day since the official start of the revolution, and since a transitional governing body was announced yesterday, we thought it would be appropriate to put up the new flag of Libya, the pre-Gaddafi independence flag which has been hidden away for 42 years. We offer our condolences to everyone who has lost loved ones, may all the martyrs of Libya rest in peace. 


  1. My thoughts are with you and your family. Inshallah it won't be long before Libya is free, and hopefully before more people lose their lives.
    I just wanted to comment on how beautiful this blog is. I have been sharing it with Libyan and non Libyan friends and can't wait to cook from it.


  2. Hello: Every week I feature one food blog as Blog of the Week (alternating blogs from Alaska and the Mediterranean, where my two homes are located). This week I'm featuring Libyan Food as Blog of the Week; I enjoy it and your recipes very much. If you'd like to communicate with me directly, you may email me at Best wishes to you and your family and friends; hoping all are safe and life returns to normalcy and sanity for everyone very soon. Laurie

  3. Here's the post designating Libyan Food as Blog of the Week:

  4. well done on the excellent recipes and beautiful presentation - i could make and eat these meals myself

  5. I wish I knew of your existence when I was preparing a Libyan dish earlier. So glad to have found you through food jihadist blog; this is a great site!

  6. what a wonderful blog!!! ive linked to it and borrowed some pics if its allright???

    May prayers goes to your family and all the libyan ppl Amen

  7. Thank you all for your comments, I have been away from the blog for a while but I really appreciate it.

    This is very late, but we're truly honored to have made your blog of the week, Laurie :) Thank you!

    Med kiwi and Taste of Beirut, thank you and I hope you enjoy the recipes you decide to try out.

    muslimah, yes it's absolutely alright, as long as you link back here :) Thank you!

  8. We too are holding off having a true Libyan feast until peace reigns across all Libya once again.
    My mother refuses to cook cous cous until the tyrant is gone.
    We are one!

  9. In our family, it's aseeda which won't be made until Libya is free :)