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My Lebanese grandmother smuggled a dab of yogurt culture out of her country during the 1918 pandemic. I’m making laban in tribute.

by Elmaz Abinader

09.15.2020,A hand preparing yogurt stirring over the stove. September 2020

Sitti escaped Lebanon with rhouby smeared on her handkerchief, not sure what the future would hold. A century later, yogurt is helping me through another pandemic.