The Gaza Kitchen: A Palestinian Culinary Journey

The Gaza Kitchen: A Palestinian Culinary Journey

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The Gaza Kitchen: A Palestinian Culinary Journey by Laila El-Haddad, Maggie Schmitt

The Gaza Kitchen is a richly illustrated cookbook that explores the distinctive cuisine of the area known prior to 1948 as the Gaza District—and that of the many refugees who came to Gaza in 1948 and have been forced to stay there ever since. In summer 2010, Laila El-Haddad and Maggie Schmitt traveled throughout the Gaza Strip to collect the recipes and shoot the stunning photographs presented in the book.

The Gaza Kitchen's 130 recipes codify this little-known part of the Middle Eastern culinary canon for the first time ever-- in any language. But this is not just a cookbook. In its pages, women and men from Gaza tell their stories as they relate to cooking, farming, and the food economy: personal stories, family stories, and descriptions of the broader social and economic system in which they live.

Former Senior Food Writer for the New York Times Nancy Harmon Jenkins introduces the book, and Gaza's cuisine, in her very well-informed Foreword.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781682570081
Publisher: Just World Books
Publication date: 10/25/2016
Edition description: Second Edition, Second edition
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 795,704
Product dimensions: 8.80(w) x 10.30(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Laila El-Haddad is co-editor of Gaza Unsilenced (2015), co-author of The Gaza Kitchen: A Palestinian Culinary Journey (2013), and the author of Gaza Mom (2010). She is a talented writer, analyst, and social activist, and a policy advisor for Al-Shabaka, the Palestinian Policy Network.Born in Gaza, El-Haddad currently lives in Columbia, Maryland. Her co-author on The Gaza Kitchen, Maggie Schmitt, is a writer, researcher, translator, educator, and social activist. She holds a B.A. from Harvard in Literature and has conducted advanced graduate studies at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. Schmitt, who lives near Madrid, works in various media to explore the daily practices of ordinary people living in the Mediterranean region.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a wonderful book, Palestinian food of the Mediterranean is well known for being very healthy and there are many vegan options as well.  A lot of so-called Mediterranean cookbooks overlook Palestinian food.  What they are missing, is here, and some of the recipes will become standby meals in my kitchen, just as they have been made for generations of Palestinian people.