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Claudia Roden and Yasmin Khan: Middle Eastern food and identity

Monday, October 07 2019, 18.45 - 21.00, at Asia House, 63 New Cavendish Street, London W1G 7LP


This event forms part of Migrations: All Our Voices, a series from the Oxford Cultural Collective. It is also part of the Asia House Bagri Foundation Literature Festival 2019#AsiaLitFest 


Tickets £10 (£5 for Asia House members and free of charge for students). To book, follow this link.

Talk followed by a canapé reception.


Renowned food writers Claudia Roden and Yasmin Khan will join Donald Sloan, Chair of the Oxford Cultural Collective, to explore links between Middle Eastern food and personal and collective identities. At a time when media coverage, often focused on politics and conflict, reinforces a one-dimensional image of some Middle-Eastern nations, our guests will discuss how an understanding of food and its place in culture can reveal rich, nuanced perspectives.

Both authors’ books (The New Book of Middle Eastern Food by Claudia Roden and Zaitoun: Recipes and Stories from the Palestinian Kitchen by Yasmin Khan) will be available for purchase at the event and both will be signing copies directly after the talk.



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