P&P Live! Yasmin Khan — Ripe Figs: Recipes and Stories from Turkey, Greece, and Cyprus - with Nathan Thornburgh

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Tuesday, May 4, 2021 - 5:00pm

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This event is presented in partnership with the Washington Literacy Center.

For thousands of years, the eastern Mediterranean has stood as a meeting point between East and West, bringing cultures and cuisines through trade, commerce, and migration. Traveling by boat and land, Yasmin Khan traces the ingredients that have spread through the region from the time of Ottoman rule to the influence of recent refugee communities.

At the kitchen table, she explores what borders, identity, and migration mean in an interconnected world, and her recipes unite around thickets of dill and bunches of oregano, zesty citrus and sweet dates, thick tahini and soothing cardamom. Khan includes healthy, seasonal, vegetable-focused recipes, such as hot yogurt soups, zucchini and feta fritters, pomegranate and sumac chicken, and candied pumpkin with tahini and date syrup.

Fully accessible for the home cook, with stunning food and location photography, Ripe Figs is a dazzling collection of recipes and stories that celebrate an ever-diversifying region and imagine a world without borders.

Nathan Thornburgh—co‑founder/Publisher at Roads & Kingdoms—spent nearly a decade working at TIME Magazine as a foreign correspondent and editor. He’s reported on everything from cyberwar in Russia (favorite dish: solyanka) to the drug wars in Juarez (favorite dish: chilaquiles). Nathan speaks four languages and can point at menus written in 20 others.


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Washington, DC 20008
Non Fiction
Ripe Figs: Recipes and Stories from Turkey, Greece, and Cyprus Cover Image
ISBN: 9781324006657
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - May 4th, 2021

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