The Gaza Kitchen: A Palestinian Culinary Journey
|Author:||EL HADDAD LAILA & SCHMITT MAGGIE|
This award-winning cookbook shares with readers the little-known but distinctive cuisine of the Gaza region of Palestine, presenting 130 recipes collected by the authors from Gaza. Avid cooks will find in The Gaza Kitchen great, kitchen-tested recipes for Gaza's many spicy stews, piquant dips, fragrantly flavored fish dishes, and honey-drenched desserts. But they will also be entranced by the hundreds of beautiful photos of Gazan cooks, farmers, and fresh-produce merchants at work, and by the numerous in-kitchen interviews in which these women and men tell the stories of their food, their heritage, and their families. Anthony Bourdain, Claudia Roden, and Yotam Ottolenghi are among the many culinary figures who have embraced The Gaza Kitchen . This second edition features tantalizing new stories and recipes, a fresh new design in a beautiful hardbound volume, new photos, and an updated index.
Laila El-Haddad is an award-winning writer, public speaker, and social activist. She is the co-editor of Gaza Unsilenced (2015) and the author of Gaza Mom: Palestine, Politics, Parenting, and Everything In Between (2010). Born in Kuwait to Palestinian parents from Gaza, she currently lives in Maryland. Maggie Schmitt is a writer, researcher, translator, educator, and social activist. Schmitt works in various media--writing, production, photography, video--exploring the daily practices of ordinary people as a way of understanding political and social realities in the Mediterranean region. Nancy Harmon Jenkins is a food writer and journalist with a passionate interest in Mediterranean cultures and cuisines, sustainable agriculture, and farm-to-market connections.