In this incredible volume, In Bibi's Kitchen by Hawa Hassan and Julia Turshen, the Somali chef Hassan and renowned food writer Turshen present 75 recipes and stories gathered from bibis (or grandmothers) from eight African nations: South Africa, Mozambique, Madagascar, Comoros, Tanzania, Kenya, Somalia, and Eritrea. Most notably, these eight countries are at the backbone of the spice trade, many of them exporters of things like pepper and vanilla. We meet women such as Ma Shara, who helps tourists Òsee the real ZanzibarÓ by teaching them how to make her famous Ajemi Bread with Carrots and Green Pepper; Ma Vicky, who now lives in suburban New York and makes Matoke (Stewed Plantains with Beans and Beef) to bring the flavor 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 HawaÕs writing—and her own personal story—the women, and the stories behind the recipes, come to life. With evocative photography shot on location by Khadija Farah, and food photography by Jennifer May, In BibiÕs Kitchen uses food to teach us all about families, war, loss, migration, refuge, and sanctuary.
- Hardcover: 288 pages
- Published by Ten Speed Press: Ocotber 2020
- 8in x 10in