Food for Talk is a book club for anyone interested in cooking!
Instructions on how to join this community of home cooks and fellow culinary travelers can be found after the description of this month's cookbook.
This is planned as an off-site event. Please register with Barbara Shatara at firstname.lastname@example.org
About this month's cookbook: In Bibi's Kitchen: The Recipes And Stories Of Grandmothers From The Eight African Countries That Touch The Indian Ocean by Hawa Hassan
In this incredible volume, Somali chef Hawa Hassan and food writer Julia Turshen present 75 recipes and stories gathered from bibis (or grandmothers) from eight African nations: South Africa, Mozambique, Madagascar, Comoros, Tanzania, Kenya, Somalia, and Eritrea. Most notably, these eight countries are at the backbone of the spice trade, many of them exporters of things like pepper and vanilla. We meet women such as Ma Shara, who helps tourists “see the real Zanzibar” by teaching them how to make her famous Ajemi Bread with Carrots and Green Pepper; Ma Vicky, who now lives in suburban New York and makes Matoke (Stewed Plantains with Beans and Beef) to bring the flavor of Tanzania to her American home; and Ma Gehennet from Eritrea who shares her recipes for Kicha (Eritrean Flatbread) and Shiro (Ground Chickpea Stew).
Through Hawa’s writing—and her own personal story—the women, and the stories behind the recipes, come to life. With evocative photography shot on location by Khadija Farah, and food photography by Jennifer May, In Bibi’s Kitchen uses food to teach us all about families, war, loss, migration, refuge, and sanctuary.
Co-sponsored by City Market.
About Food For Talk Bookclub:
If reading about food, experimenting with new recipes and learning from other cooks sounds fun, then the Food For Talk Cookbook Book Club is for you! Chef Richard Witting has selected some beautifully delectable cookbooks. Signing up is as easy as 1.2.3....
1. To register, contact Programming Librarian, Barbara Shatara, at email@example.com
2. Ask for a copy of the cookbook at the Library's Main Desk. Or, place a Hold on the cookbook. We will contact you when the book is ready.
3. Read through it, make a dish (though not required) and bring your experiences to the discussion. Barbara will send you meeting information the week of the discussion.