Ten Speed Press In Bibi's Kitchen: Recipes & Stories of Grandmothers from 8 African Countries that Touch the Indian Ocean
Ten Speed Press In Bibi's Kitchen: Recipes & Stories of Grandmothers from 8 African Countries that Touch the Indian Ocean

In Bibi's Kitchen: Recipes & Stories of Grandmothers from 8 African Countries that Touch the Indian Ocean

By Hawa Hassan

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Publication Date: October 13, 2020

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Grandmothers from eight eastern African countries welcome you into their kitchens to share flavorful recipes and stories of family, love, and tradition in this transporting cookbook-meets-travelogue.

In this incredible volume, Somali chef Hawa Hassan and renowned food writer Julia Turshen present seventy-five recipes and stories gathered from bibis (grandmothers) from eight African nations: Eritrea, Somalia, Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, South Africa, Madagascar, and Comoros. 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 makes Matoke (Stewed Plantains with Beans and Beef) to bring the flavors 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.

About the Author

Julia Turshen is the bestselling author of Now and Again; Feed the Resistance, named one of the best cookbooks of the year by Eater, and Small Victories; named one of the best cookbooks of the year by the New York Times and NPR. She has written for the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, Vogue, Bon Appétit, Food & Wine, and Saveur. She is the founder of Equity At The Table (EATT), an inclusive digital directory of women and non-binary individuals in food.

Hawa Hassan is the founder and CEO of Basbaas Sauce, a line of condiments inspired by her country of origin, Somalia. Hawa and her brand have been featured in Forbes, the New York Times, the Observer, Grub Street, Vogue, The Cut, Eater, and more.

Author Residence: Brooklyn, NY, and Hudson Valley, NY

Author Hometown: Somalia, Seattle, WA, and Hudson Valley, NY

Format: Hardcover

Length: 288 pages

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

Publication Date: October 13, 2020

ISBN: 9781984856739

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