rolling again, finally: now with publisher!
After all the enthusiasm and support we received initially, we were sort of surprised to discover how difficult it was to find a publisher to take on the kind of book we wanted to write: hence the hiatus in updates.
At last, Helena Cobban of Just World Books (in collaboration with OR Books) has stepped up, and this week we're signing a contract with her. Hooray! So "The Gaza Kitchen" will finally have a proper outlet in a handsome full-color large-format book, including over 50 of the recipes we collected in Gaza along with personal stories, anecdotes about farming and food autonomy, and insights into daily life in the Gaza Strip.
While the book itself won't be in print and available until mid-2012, now that we know what the final format of the book will be we are reactivating the blog: http://gazakitchens.wordpress.com/
Through the blog, we invite all of you that want to participate in the creation of this book - and have a little time and appetite - to help us out by kitchen testing some of our recipes. The more kitchens they are tested in, the better! Throughout the next few months we will be posting draft-recipes, and we encourage you to try them out and let us know what works for you and what doesn't.
We're very excited to get this project moving again!
pledged of $4,000 goal
seconds to go
Aug 10, 2010 - Sep 9, 2010 (30 days)
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A postcard from us, sent from Gaza. The postcard is an original print by a local artist, depicting Palestinian food and/or agriculture. All profits for the sale of these postcards goes to a Gazan association for deaf children.
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A package of dukka, a uniquely Gazan mix of spices to be eaten with bread and olive oil.
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A beautiful Palestinian change purse, hand embroidered by members of a women's cooperative in Gaza.
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A traditional Palestinian handbag, hand-embroidered by members of a women's cooperative in Gaza, filled with packets of various local spices.
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A beautiful hand-embroidered bread basket, filled with packets of various local spices and grains, with a set of recipes for preparing them.
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A dinner for two of authentic Gazan "maqlouba" prepared specially for you by Laila and/or Maggie in NY, DC or Madrid (subject to when we are where). If this is not a viable possibility for you, then we will send you a complete kit of Gazan spices and grains in a hand-made "zibdiye" or clay cooking pot.