Gaza Kitchen, The

A Palestinian Culinary Journey Publisher: Just World Books Date of Publication: 2013 ISBN: 978-1935982234 Number of Copies: 1 Author: El-Haddad, Laila 2nd Author: Schmitt, Maggie

The Gaza Kitchen is a richly illustrated cookbook that explores the distinctive cuisine and food heritage of the area known prior to 1948 as the Gaza District—and that of the many refugees from elsewhere in Palestine who came to Gaza in 1948 and have been forced to stay there ever since. In summer 2010, authors Laila El-Haddad and Maggie Schmitt traveled the length and breadth of the Gaza Strip to collect the recipes presented in the book. They were also able to build on the extensive knowledge that Laila, herself a Palestinian from Gaza, had gained from family and friends throughout the years.