Ramadan Food Rituals Suhoor: Predawn Meal Before Commencing to Fast

with Yvonne Maffei
Author and Publisher of MyHalalKitchen.com

The Qu’ran defines the moment of daybreak, when the faithful must begin to fast during Ramadan, as when the ‘white thread of dawn becomes distinct to you from the black thread.’ We will gather 90 minutes before daybreak to experience Suhoor, a meal taken before commencing fasting at daybreak and attending prayers. Continue reading

Slaughterhouse: Chicago’s Union Stock Yard

“For many people Henry Ford’s 1913 Detroit assembly line is a symbol of technological triumph. This book shows that Chicago’s 1865 disassembly line was an earlier more complete wonder, rapidly transporting animals, keeping them healthy and watered, dividing them into a wide variety of products, communicating ownership and destination, and keeping meticulous accounts of all the processes. Continue reading