Monday, August 5, 2013

Bibi making Legaymat : Good bye Ramadan

Bibi is what I call my grandmother. It's an Urdu name I think, but Iranians use it too. It means miss and they usually use it when they want to address an elderly women out of respect.

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My bibi was born in Iran but she grew up and has been raised in Kuwait with frequent trips to Iran and Iraq. She did not go to school because schools were thought to be  inappropriate for girls to attend at her time. She was taught basic reading and writing by her kids after they attended school. At the age of fifteen she married her cousin (my grandfather) and gave birth to 5 boys and 3 girls, one of which died in infancy.

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She cooks the wholesomest, most delicious food I know of. It's the one I miss the most when I am away, homesick or just want to visit my childhood for a moment.