An Interview with the Authors of: "The Gaza Kitchen: A Palestinian Culinary Journey"

An Interview with the Authors of: "The Gaza Kitchen: A Palestinian Culinary Journey"

Laila El-Haddad (Left) and Maggie Schmitt (Right)
Laila El-Haddad (Left) and Maggie Schmitt (Right)
The Gaza Kitchen: A Palestinian Culinary Journey is a new book by Laila El-Haddad and Maggie Schmitt. Part cookbook, part political analysis, part history, The Gaza Kitchen is a book unlike any other. It provides rare insight into Gaza's culture and cuisine and reveals how conflict and siege play out in the daily lives of ordinary people. It includes 120 delicious recipes as well as documentary photographs of life in the Gaza Strip. Indyreader correspondent, Mark Gunnery, interviewed the authors at Dar al-Taqwa Islamic Center in Ellicott City, after a reading and book-signing. The interview originally aired on the Marc Steiner Show and Sound Bites on Delmarva on June 11. 
 
Laila El-Haddad is a journalist, media activist, and mother. Originally from Gaza City, Palestine, she now lives in Columbia, Maryland. She blogs at GazaMom.com
 
Maggie Schmitt is a writer, researcher, translator, educator, and social activist. Originally from Miami, Florida, she now lives in Madrid, Spain.

The Gaza Kitchen: A Palestinian Culinary Journey is published by Just World Books.

 
Music by El-Funoun.