This year the revolution was televised and we saw the people of Egypt and Libya rise up against their governments both of which were run by dictatorships. Today it has been reported that Libyan dictator, Moammar Gadhafi has been killed by the rebels leading the revolt in his country. As the US awaits official confirmation of Gadhafi’s death Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., issued a statement describing the event as ”an end to the first phase of the Libyan revolution.” And said that the US and Europe “must now deepen our support of the Libyan people.”
Groupon.com is interpreting that by offering a 50% discount at Nomad, voted best Mediterranean restaurant in the East Village in NYC. Chef Luísa Fernandes is a past winner of “Chopped” which airs on the Food Network, and serves authentic North African food with a Mediterranean twist. Libya as I’m sure we all know is located in North Africa and their cuisine therefore is a blend of Mediterranean, African, and Italian influences. Finding a straight Libyan restaurant in the United States is rare, we stumbled upon Bisou in Pittsburg, PA which serves a great plate of Libyan rice. Does anyone have any good intel on where we can score some authentic Libyan food?
- A long 8 months in Libya (cnn.com)
- Libyan rebel commander: Gadhafi dead (dailykos.com)
- Breaking: Gadhafi reported killed by Libyan rebels (capitolhillblue.com)
- White House monitoring reports of Gadhafi capture (sfgate.com)