Consider the Pineapple

The Artful Blogger

When Anne Q. McKeown and I arrive at her Brooklyn high rise, with a sweeping view of the eastern part of the borough, artist Emna Zghal offers us something to drink: coffee, tea, or would we like something Tunisian?

Definitely something from her native land.

Emna serves us almond water, lighter than almond milk in viscosity but with a more pronounced almond flavor. Emna says this is becauseĀ  bitter almonds are used and it imparts more flavor. It is hard to find Tunisian food in the U.S., even in New York, where only 1,000 or so Tunisians have settled. Emna came to the U.S. in the mid 90s to attend graduate school at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts.

Anne and I are here to make a studio visit. Emna will be one of six artists in Memory From

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