A convivial evening with Linda Dangoor

Linda Dangoor, author of the newly-published ‘Flavours of Babylon’, will be in conversation with Professor Sami Zubaida.

The Jews of Babylon have a rich culinary tradition going back over 2,000 years, but their cooking, robust and aromatic without being hot, remains something of a well-guarded secret outside their own homes.

To mark the launch of her new cookbook Flavours of Babylon, Linda Dangoor will be in conversation with Sami Zubaida about the food of the Babylonian Jews and its significance as a language and badge of identity. You will also be able to sample a few of Linda’s favourite foods.

Designer, painter and ceramicist, Linda Dangoor has been working in the design field for over 30 years. Flavours of Babylon is her first book.

Sami Zubaida is Emeritus Professor of Politics and Sociology at Birkbeck College, University of London. He has published several books on the religion, culture and politics of the Middle East. He is co-editor of 'A Taste of Thyme: the Culinary Cultures of the Middle East' ( I.B.Tauris).

Copies of books by both authors will be on sale.

Sunday 3 April 2011
Spiro Ark, 25 – 26 Enford St, London W1H 1DW
£12 (Students Free) including Iraq-style refreshments

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