The Language of Baklava

The Language of Baklava

Diana Abu-Jaber


Diana Abu-Jaber’s vivid, funny memoir weaves jointly tales of being raised by means of a food-obsessed Jordanian father with stories of Lake Ontario shish kabob cookouts and goat stew feasts lower than Bedouin tents within the wasteland. those sensuously evoked repasts, entire with recipes, in flip light up the 2 cultures of Diana's childhood–American and Jordanian–while assisting to color a loving and complicated portrait of her impractical, displaced immigrant father who, like many an immigrant sooner than him, cooked to recollect where he got here from and to cross that connection directly to his teenagers. The Language of Baklava irresistably invitations us to take a seat on the desk with Diana’s kin, sharing unforgettable nutrients that change into as a lot approximately “grace, distinction, religion, love” as they're approximately nutrients.

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