pasta Recipes

Spaghetti and Yogurt or Chatachtuma

Spaghetti and Yogurt is a childhood favorite of mine.  The recipe is rooted in the Levant and is part of the Nashdidan culinary tradition. Nashdidan refers to the name of the language and people of a group of Assyrian Jews who lived in Syria, Georgia, Iran, Iraq, Kazahkistan, Turkey and Afghanistan.  They speak a dialect of aramaic called Nashdidan.  Today less than 4,000 Jews speak nashdidan.

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