A taste of Gaza: Food and traditions from home

A taste of Gaza: Food and traditions from home
Publisher: Rimal Books
Published Date: April 2021
ISBN-13: 978-9963-715-21-3

Lima Shawa celebrates Gazan traditions and cuisine in her new book - A Taste of Gaza.

"Before starting to write about food and traditions of Gaza, my home, I had a mixture of feelings: happiness, nostalgia, and laughter; yet also deep sadness. As I began, memories flooded back: events, family, neighbors, friends, and the wonderful smell of home."

The book opens with the celebrations, feasts and different seasons in Gaza. Lima Shawa shares Palestinian traditions and recipes full of fragrance, flavors and richness from her beloved Gaza.

Shortlisted for the Palestine Book Awards 2021.


Reviewed by: Maha Salah

Growing up, taking a zeit and za’atar sandwich to school for lunch was not cool, nor was my humous and falafel sandwich. The delicious food my grandmothers, mother and aunts made wasn’t something I’d see on television, restaurant menus, or cookbooks. I never thought there’d be a time when bookstores are filled with Palestinian cookbooks...