Cookbook Author Laila El-Haddad Serves Up Gazan Cooking and History Lesson


Laila El-Haddad demonstrated how to prepare Palestinian dishes Gaza-style before an audience in the kitchen of the YWCA Princeton. Her talk illustrated the rich culinary history of the area and how Gazans have adapted their cooking to cope with conditions of adversity.

Laila El-Haddad is an award-winning writer, speaker and social activist. She is co-author of the cookbook The Gaza Kitchen Cookbook: A Palestinian Culinary Journey (2016) with Maggie Schmitt.