Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - 6:30pm

A conversation with Laila El-Haddad, author of the highly acclaimed cookbook, The Gaza Kitchen: A Palestinian Culinary Journey. Laila will talk about how cuisine is related to resistance, identity, and politics in Gaza. Attendees will have the opportunity to try some food cooked straight from the recipes of the book! Copies of the book will also be sold. 

The Gaza Kitchen is a richly illustrated cookbook that explores the distinctive cuisine and food heritage of the area known prior to 1948 as the Gaza District—and that of the many refugees from elsewhere in Palestine who came to Gaza in 1948 and have been forced to stay there ever since.

The Gaza Kitchen has received incredible reviews from media as diverse as The New York Times, The Washington Post, BBC World News, Bon Appetit Magazine, etc.

“An important book on an egregiously under appreciated, under-reported area of gastronomy. This is old school in the best possible meaning of the term.” —Anthony Bourdain, chef, author, and host of “Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations”

Hosted by American Friends Service Committee--Chicago