Laila El-Haddad and Maggie Schmitt’s bold and entrancing ethnographic cookbook, The Gaza Kitchen, is now in its 3rd edition. Recognized as an iconic cookbook, the earlier editions published in 2012 and 2016, made big waves.
It blazed a strong trail that many other Palestinian cookbooks then followed, and established Palestinian cuisine as a distinguished part of the world’s cultural heritage.
The Gaza Kitchen has been lauded for the clarity and accuracy of its recipes—and for the deep humanism of the authors’ approach, in which the joyous faces and families of Gaza’s cooks and food vendors share equal space with the recipes.
This 3rd Edition of The Gaza Kitchen contains all the materials that fans of earlier editions enjoyed. It also has new recipes, an all-new Authors’ Introduction, and updates from a trip back to Gaza that Laila El-Haddad made with the World Food Program in late 2019.