Grandmothers from eight eastern African countries welcome you into their kitchens to share flavorful recipes and stories of family, love, and tradition in this transporting cookbook-meets-travelogue.
Hawa Hassan is the founder and CEO of Basbaas Sauce, a line of condiments inspired by her country of origin, Somalia. Hawa and her brand have been featured in Forbes, the New York Times, the Observer, Grub Street, Vogue, The Cut, Eater, and more. Julia Turshenis the bestselling author ofNow and Again;Feed the Resistance, named one of the best cookbooks of the year by Eater, andSmall Victories; named one of the best cookbooks of the year by theNew York Timesand NPR. She has written for theNew York Times, theWashington Post, theWall Street Journal, Vogue, Bon Appetit, Food & Wine, and Saveur. She is the founder of Equity At The Table (EATT), an inclusive digital directory of women and non-binary individuals in food.
"What moves me most about In Bibi's Kitchen is Hawa Hassan's
connection with these admirable women whose cooking traditions
serve their families and help define their communities at home and
abroad. I am thankful to see their faces, to meet them in their own
words, and to know them and their diverse cultures far beyond the
stifling generalities that America so often wields to conflate
African people. This book illustrates what the wisest among us have
known all along: The seat of power in food-its soul and
expertise-has always begun at home, at the hands of skilled women
in their kitchens."-Osayi Endolyn, James Beard Award-winning
"In Bibi's Kitchen is rooted in tradition and reverence, but carries forth its stories with an urgency and energy that feels brand new. The book's tenderly reported interviews and East African recipes shine a light on a group who must be seen, must be heard from. Of course we all need more bibis in our lives. And we need the ones in these pages more now than ever. In Bibi's Kitchen is an inimitable accomplishment and an essential read that will enrich kitchens and souls everywhere it lands."-Howie Kahn, New York Times bestselling author, James Beard Award winner, and host of Take Away Only