After all the enthusiasm and support we received initially, we were sort of surprised to discover how difficult it was to find a publisher to take on the kind of book we wanted to write: hence the hiatus in blog posts.
At last, Helena Cobban of Just World Books (in collaboration with OR Books) has stepped up, and this week we’re signing a contract with her. Hooray! So “The Gaza Kitchen” will finally have a proper outlet in a handsome full-color large-format book, including over 50 of the recipes we collected in Gaza along with personal stories, anecdotes about farming and food autonomy, and insights into daily life in the Gaza Strip.
While the book itself won’t be in print and available until mid-2012, now that we know what the final format of the book will be we are kicking back into action with writing… and with posting to the blog.
Here’s a proposal:
We invite all of you that want to participate in the creation of this book – and have a little time and appetite – to help us out by kitchen testing some of our recipes. The more kitchens they are tested in, the better! Throughout the next few months we will be posting draft-recipes, and we encourage you to try them out and let us know what works for you and what doesn’t.
We’re very excited to get this project moving again!