Day of Honey: A Memoir of Food, Love, and War, by Annia Ciezadlo
“This is the true story of a writer who moves to Baghdad with her journalist husband in 2003, during the Iraq War, and discovers the soul of her new country—and her marriage—through an exploration of the local cuisine. This memoir helped me understand that food literally is life, carrying with it the vibrating pulse of humanity and illuminating a society’s essential nature.”
Recommended by Louisa Shafia, a chef and the author of The New Persian Kitchen ($25, amazon.com).
To buy: $15, amazon.com.