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The Comfort And Joy Of Making Afghan Food

1 month ago   |   By Huffington Post

Afghanistan is framed as much by Hollywood and the media as it is by the war on the ground. The tropes are wearyingly familiar: newsroom visuals of gaunt men with rifles piled on moving trucks, movies using a murky yellow filter to cue locale shifts, photography that still hasn't recovered from Steve McCurry's essentialist gaze , like his problematic portrait of Sharbat Gula. Food doesn't stand a shot at making it to the conversation. Humaira Ghilzai agrees. Based in San Francisco, Ghilzai is an Afghan cultural adviser who helped writer Khaled Hosseini with the stage adaptation of his...
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