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Book Pick: The Settler’s Cookbook

In Yasmin Alibhai-Brown’s succulent new memoir, the multiculturalcommentator traces her heritage in terms of travel and the tongue.

The Settler’s Cookbook
Author: Yasmin Alibhai-Brown
Publisher: Protobello Books
Price: $29.95 (Hardcover)

In Yasmin Alibhai-Brown’s succulent new memoir, the multicultural commentator traces her heritage in terms of travel and the tongue. Her 19th century ancestors left India for East Africa to pursue work, then were forced from Uganda as part of an Asian purge in 1972 and finally settled in the U.K. Their historically transitioning sense of home is expressed through cultural variations on food Alibhai-Brown has experienced, acting as equal parts family biography and cookbook. From hot mango marmalade to Jena’s Shepherd’s Pie, Alibhai-Brown brings readers on a palatable journey through the past.

 
 
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