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Learning Syrian cooking, and culture

Ahmad Yasin holds classes in the art of Syrian cooking at Yasin Culinary. Ahmad Yasin holds classes in the art of Syrian cooking at Yasin Culinary. (Aram boghosian for the boston globe)
By Darry Madden
Globe Correspondent / October 15, 2008

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WATERTOWN - Ahmad Yasin has never met a chickpea he didn't like. He lovingly soaks the dried legumes for at least 12 hours. He treats the boiling water to a dash of baking soda measured in the palm of his hand to help soften the peas. He tastes, pinches, and examines them to determine when they're done. He even saves ... (Full article: 968 words)

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