More About the Author
Nawal Nasrallah, a native of Iraq, award-winning researcher and food writer.
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Her cookbook "Delights from the Garden of Eden" acclaimed as the definitive source on the Iraqi cuisine and its history is now released, elegantly styled and generously illustrated with color photos (Equinox Publishing UK). Her book "Dates: A Global History" (Reaktion Books, 2011) is a charming account of the date palm and its fruit, fun to read. Also recently released is her chapter "The Historiography of Arab Cuisine: Issues and Perspectives", the first ever written about this subject, in Writing Food History: A Global Perspective (Berg Publisher, July 2012). Her recipes featured in many magazines and newspapers, such as New York Times, Boston Globe Magazine, and Food and Wine.
She is a member of the Culinary Historians of Boston, and has been giving cooking classes, presentations, and demonstrations on the Iraqi cuisine -- ancient, medieval, and modern -- to culinary groups, schools, and libraries. Her English translation of Ibn Sayyar al-Warraq's tenth-century Baghdadi cookbook Kitab al-Tabikh, entitled "Annals of the Caliphs' Kitchens" (Brill of Leiden, 2007), was awarded "Best Translation in the World" and "Best of the Best of the Past 12 Years" of the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards 2007. It also received Honorable Mention in 2007 Arab American National Museum Book Awards.