Hello. Silim. Shlomo.
I'm Arim Hawsho, a Swedish-Assyrian independent writer and researcher.
Since 2019 I've been working on a cookbook – Table of Gods – inspired by the world's oldest recipes from ancient Mesopotamia. A civilization I have ties to through my DNA and the culture I was raised in. Which is why I comprehend the cuneiform language Akkadian, celebrate New Year (Akitu) in April, and have grown up eating food that my ancestors devoured thousands of years ago.
My mission is to make Mesopotamian history and culture interesting and accessible to everyone. My work has been featured on TV, radio, podcasts, and newspapers in Sweden and abroad.
At the 7th century Assyrian capital, Nineveh. Mosul, March 2023.
How I got the idea.
I made a video describing how I got the idea for the book. I also talk about the culinary tablets with the world's oldest recipes – and the challenges with recreating them.
Say hi. Or shlomo.
If you want to get in touch, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. I'm based in Stockholm.