June 2021 - Gothamist: Baba's Olives Hosts Taste of Palestine at Queens International Night Market 2021

June 2021 - Gothamist: Baba's Olives Hosts Taste of Palestine at Queens International Night Market 2021

Baba's Olives featured in a Gothamist feature on Queens International Night Market written and photographed by Scott Lynch.

At the brand-new Taste of Palestine booth, owner Tala Mansi gave me a boat of Makloubeh which, she explained, is "Palestine's national dish, and literally means 'upside down,' with layers of rice and eggplant and potatoes and chicken and cauliflower. It's pure comfort food." Mansi only got into the food game during the pandemic, she said. "I just started a business called Baba's Olives, and it's really a homage to Palestinian cuisine and culture. Olives deeply represent our identity, our rootedness to the land, and represent peace, so I want to bring this to the market to introduce people to Palestinian identity and culture and history."

Link to full article: https://gothamist.com/food/photos-queens-night-market-makes-triumphant-return-to-flushing-meadowscorona-park/

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