The Gaza Kitchen: A Palestinian Culinary Journey
Not just a superb cookbook, a collection of vital recipes from a delicious yet often overlooked cuisine, but an argument for understanding. A classic of world food. Anthony Bourdain
This timely update of a much-loved, 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 in Gaza. This edition includes new stories, recipes, and photos gathered during a late-2019 visit to Gaza by co-author Laila El-Haddad.
Cooks will find here great, kitchen-tested recipes for spicy stews, piquant dips, fragrantly flavored fish dishes, and honey-drenched desserts. They will 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.
The recipes and stories are magically woven together, inspiring to read, to cook, and to eat. Telling us about the food of Gaza is key to understanding the people’s way of life, and this is what Laila and Maggie do so fantastically well. Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi, Co-Authors of Jerusalem: A Cookbook
This book becomes more essential with every passing day. Not just such a superb cookbook, a collection of vital recipes from a delicious yet often overlooked cuisine, but an argument for understanding. A classic of world food. Anthony Bourdain
These recipes are distinctively Palestinian and many also uniquely of Gaza--with more pronounced flavors, more herby, spicy, peppery, lemony, than those of their regional neighbors. We also get from this very special book a rare insight into the intimate everyday lives of engaging people... Claudia Roden, Author
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