Bethlehem - Dr Abdelfattah Abusrour & Manal Odeh
Beautiful Resistance Recipes
192pp • 220x280mm • hardback
Available: November 2017
A culinary journey to Bethlehem, this evocative book brings a taste of Palestine to your kitchen. The beautifully spiced “upside-down” dish, Maqlouba, and rosewater-scented ma’moul date cookies are just some of the perfect dinner party recipes in Bethlehem, that have been handed down through generations of Palestinians
From healthy, warming soups to mouth-watering, syrupy “helwa” sweets, the authors have gathered recipes and interviews from the residents of Aida refugee camp, Bethlehem to give the reader a glimpse into daily life there as Palestinian land and culture is being rapidly eroded.
This beautiful cookbook features the well-loved Palestinian recipes for breads and pastries; meze salads and dips, vegetable dishes and a range of interesting ways to cook and stuff leaves such as vine and mallow leaves.
All monies raised from the sales of this book will go to Alrowwad Centre for Arts and Culture, in the heart of Aida refugee camp, a camp born out of the nakba in 1948, it abuts the wall that slices through their land. Established in 1998 by Dr Abdelfattah Abusrour and friends, this centre offers the women and youths of the camp and beyond a chance to develop a skill and escape the daily violence and imprisonments in Palestine. The ethos of the centre is to give hope to the people of the camp and that “beautiful resistance” to daily occupation through theatre and the arts is one step towards a better future.
About the Author
Dr Abdelfattah Abusrour was born and raised in Aida camp. He and a group of friends established Alrowwad in Aida camp, Bethlehem. A lecturer at Bethlehem University, actor, playwright and artist, he continues to run the centre and has a large social media following.
Manal Odeh combines running the women’s unit in Alrowwad centre with raising her four children. She studied maths at university and is a qualified maths teacher.
Release date 23rd November 2017.
Note this book is published for charity. Buy here to ensure all receipts go direct to Alrowwad Centre for Arts and Culture with no commission taken.
(This service uses PayPal to take payments, but no PayPal account is need to buy the book - simply click on the grey box "Pay with credit or debit card" on initial page.)
For orders of more than one copy please email us here.
To be kept informed on news of the book launch and of the Alrowwad Centre for Arts & Culture, please email here.