Laila El-Haddad on her book "The Gaza Kitchen: A Palestinian Culinary Journey"
The Gaza Kitchen is “part ethnography, part cookbook, and part political analysis” exploring the distinctive cuisine and food heritage of Palestine’s Gaza District through the personal stories and history of its people, particularly women.
Featured recently on CNN’s ‘Parts Unknown’ with Anthony Bourdain, Laila points to the challenges facing Gazans living under military siege while introducing the culture and beauty of the region and its people to viewers.
Laila is a blogger, political analyst, social activist, and writer of the award-winning blog, Gaza Mom. Her book, Gaza Mom: Palestine, Politics, Parenting, and Everything In Between takes us into the life and world of a busy Palestinian journalist who is both covering the story of Gaza and living it—very intensely.