Loved The Women in My Life cook book by Rasha al-Hejailan; a Saudi woman, who spent her life moving around due to her father’s job, and ended up, married with two kids and living in Kuwait.
Her book was born when she decided to contact all the women in my life who she’s lost contact with, and ask them to donate their ‘signature’ recipe that I would include in a collaborative cookbook. The first half of the book are the author’s recipes and what they mean to her, while the second half of the book are recipes from the women in her life. This cookbook or what we like to think of as a ‘recipe journal’ is unlike a conventional cookbook. It has a personal touch whereby you feel like you know the owner of the recipe.
The book has also a charity aspect, of which part of the sale proceeds go to two different charities that help children in need. One is ‘Helping Hands KSA’ a local charity in Saudi Arabia that directly supports underprivileged children; the other is a newly established pediatric care department at ‘Fawzia Sultan Rehabilitation Institute (FSRI)’ in Kuwait.