Ilustration credit: Jesper Buursink

In this third and final episode of our three-part mini series, Delfina Foundation resident, architect and researcher Wesam Al Asali, shares an insight into his ongoing research into practices of food preservation in Syria, here focusing in on apricots and their preservation in the form of Qamar al-Din.

“Sweetness and acidity: A slice of Qamar al-Din is not always a cause for joy. And, because it is part of the story of the towns of Ghouta, Qamar al-Din is also a story of siege, refuge, and displacement.

The Politics of Food podcast series

Previous episodes:

Salt Stains: Appetites & Extinction

The Politics of Food: A podcast | Episode one


Mutate. Mutating. Mutant.

The Politics of Food: A podcast | Episode two