Jan 24, 2011

Day of Honey by Annia Ciezadlo

This is a story of love war and food. 

Annia met Mohammed Bazzi in New York they fell in love moved to the Middle East.  Annia’s descriptions of everyday life first in Beirut then Baghdad during a tension-filled peace make the people and places come alive. 

She ponders over the role of food as ambassador, comforter and peacemaker, she explores Iraqi cuisine, even though other journalists tell her Iraq has no cuisine!  When Baghdad comes under attack, she and Mohammed return to Beirut just before Israel begins shelling the city. 

This isn’t just a memoir containing recipes it’s also an insightful slice of Middle Eastern politics where refusing to choose a side is not an option.

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