Meals in the Levant

Video Transcript

(Note: This transcript has been edited for readability.)

"They want to please and you’re their guest, and they’ll just grab handfuls of food and put it on your plate. And so I was always trying to be the first one. And I’d always look to see if I saw General Samir go for the food, I’d take my fork. But if someone comes up to you and says 'Would you like more?' make sure you say 'Yes, I’ll get it,' because I made the mistake and he grabbed his hand and just put all that food on my plate and I’m like 'ugh.' But you eat it so you don’t [offend], because they don’t think twice about it."

In this video, a military service member discusses hospitality in the Levant.