Analysis Of Sweet Sour And Resentful By Firoozeh Dumas

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Foods Within Traditions In her article, “Sweet, Sour, and Resentful,” Firoozeh Dumas directs us through on how her mom readies a feast. She gives us detailed description on how her mom cooks the food she is planning to serve the guests by starting out from the grocery till the part that the food is ready to be served. She writes about how because of their Iranian traditions they have to prepare a Persian feast for their newcomer friends and family, yet her mother always brought happiness to others rather than herself. Yet, we can see that she is trying to make sense to it all, every weekend they have guests over since the Iran’s Revolution started. Vitally, traditions stay great just when they convey satisfaction to the individuals celebrating …show more content…
Notably, the story starts when the Iran’s Revolution started and people began to get out of Iran and migrate to the U.S. to have freedom, and better living conditions. It was then, when they started getting phone calls I know this is true because, coming from a Persian family when someone calls you to get help from you it’s a tradition that they have to come over for a lunch/ dinner while talking over issues. As long as I know it has been a tradition in our culture to do so. I also have seen that because of our traditions whenever a family member or a friend of my parents came to the United States they would’ve come to our house and stayed over and had dinner with us until they find a place to buy or rent or when they were going to …show more content…
Thereby, making everybody happy, however, in my family whenever we had guests over for dinner or anything my mom would always be glad to have them over and she actually enjoyed cooking for them. Since, my mom grew up in a family of 8 they had always guests over. I remember her telling me about them that she and her siblings would get so excited and that their mom always checked for everything to be perfect and cooked the most delicious meals for their guests. Assuringly, she got her enthusiasm and being a perfectionist characteristic from my grandmother. Thus, the only difference between Firoozeh Dumas mother and my mother would be that not only did our guests enjoy themselves, but also my mom. By all means, whenever you do something or should I say in this case make food for your guests when you do it from your heart you’ll enjoy it and your guests will also enjoy the ravishing meal you have prepared for them. Thereby, I have to agree here because when you carry on a tradition and you don’t enjoy it yourself I don’t see any point in doing it. However, it seemed that she blossomed with the compliments and wishes she got for her

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