Discover & Celebrate Gaza Cuisine!

The Gaza Kitchen, coverManhattan's Porsena Restaurant and Just World Books invite you to an evening of discovery and celebration of the distinctive cuisine of Palestine's Gaza District:

Monday, March 11, 5:30pm - 10pm


Porsena, 21 East 7th St, New York

Chef Sara Jenkins will present a prix-fixe tasting menu featuring dishes from the ground-breaking new book:

The Gaza Kitchen:
A Palestinian Culinary Journey

The book's talented authors, Maggie Schmitt and Laila El-Haddad, will be on hand to discuss the  recipes, the distinctive features of the Gaza District's cuisine (spicy! lemon-y! great seafood!)... and to share some of what they learned about Gaza's food heritage during their four years of work on this informative and lavishly illustrated volume.

You can also buy copies of the book in paperback ($29) or hardcover ($43) -- and have the authors sign them to create a keepsake to treasure forever! Just World Books will donate $2 from the sale of each book to the wonderful relief organization Anera, which has many great programs in Gaza.

The prix-fixe menu will include many, specially marked non-meat options, and is priced at $45. To reserve your seat or seats, call Porsena at 212-228-4923, or email their reservations desk at See their Facebook event page here.