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I loved how even with a more difficult topic like this, the author was able to add some humor to lighten the piece, giving it a very balanced tone.
Culture and family were the two main tones in this piece. Everyone has different cultures and in this family, they enjoyed foods that are native to their history.
*See annotations* overall, much more would make the piece too cluttered, however, a few description words here or there could really add some impact to the piece.
It sets up the scene very well but honestly, it was more the title that pulled me in because I have never eaten grape leaves in my life and I was completely unaware that they were even edible.
So well throughout this piece, you create this wonderful picture. In my annotations, I have marked specific spots that I was a bit confused or wanted a little more detail. I hope you will take some of these into consideration on your next draft because I really enjoyed this piece, its meaning, and the stories.
Accepting what we cannot change may be one of the most difficult things in our lives. I hope that you did not feel the need to change for your peers. Family is such an important part of our lives and with family comes food, stories, and culture. I would love to see the second draft of this piece and I hope you keep tinkering with it. You gave me a great view of Arab culture through food! :-)