The Kitchen Without Borders is a special kind of cookbook. In it, chefs from around the world – all part of Eat Offbeat, a catering company staffed by immigrants and refugees who have found a new home and new hope through cooking – offer up to 70 authentic, surprising, nourishing recipes. The food has roots that run as deep as its flavors, celebrating the culinary traditions of Syria, Iran, Eritrea, Venezuela and more.
Try Iraqi Biryani, a rice dish combining vegetables and plump dried fruits with warming spices. Chari Bari, hand-formed meatballs simmered in Nepali-spiced tomato-and-cashew sauce. Iranian rice with garbanzos, Sri Lankan curry dhal, and Manchurian cauliflower straight from the Himalayas.
More than a collection of delicious foods from around the world, this inspiring cookbook, with its intimate chef profiles and photographic portraits, offers a glimpse into the journey of displaced people and highlights the profound link between food and home.
We met Manal Kahi, co-founder of Eat Offbeat, several years ago, and we've admired the work she and her colleagues are doing for even longer than that! She also personally signed every copy of this cookbook.
We're proud to be able to help support a fellow social enterprise using food to share cultures and cuisines. Click here to listen to Ethan's interview with Manal Kahi, founder of Eat Offbeat, on Heritage Radio Network.
Workman Publishing will donate 2% of the cover price for every copy of The Kitchen Without Borders cookbook to the IRC, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing humanitarian aid, relief and resettlement to refugees and other victims of oppression, conflict, or disaster. No portion of the purchase price is tax-deductible.
I have been exploring the cuisine of many of the countries in this book so it is an absolute wonderful resource. I strongly recommend this book not only as a great cookbook but an adventure in the world of fabulous spices and flavors.