The Gaza Kitchen
BookCourt (163 Court St., Brooklyn)

A cookbook and more than a cookbook, The Gaza Kitchen: A Palestinian Culinary Journey brings together traditional recipes from the Gaza Strip based on extensive interviews with home cooks, and uses profiles of these cooks as well as beautiful documentary photography to explore the history, economy and daily life of the territory. Authors Laila El-Haddad and Maggie Schmitt present an intimate perspective never offered in the media: how conflict and siege play out in the daily lives of ordinary people, and how people—particularly women—manage to create little spaces of vitality and joy in the midst of it all.

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