Yasmin Alibhai-Brown

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Yasmin Alibhai-Brown is a journalist and a regular columnist on The Independent and the Evening Standard. She came to the UK from Uganda in 1972. She is the author of No Place Like HomeWho Do We Think We Are? After Multiculturalism and Mixed Feelings. She has received many prizes and awards and chaired the Jewish Quarterly Wingate Prize in 2007.

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2009

Thursday, 26 February 2009

For many of us, nothing makes us feel more Jewish than some chopped liver or gefilte fish?  Yet, Jamie Oliver would not approve of the shtetl’s diet. Jayne Cohen confronted this dilemma and came up with interesting suggestions about how to adapt traditional recipes to suit modern notions of healthy eating, without betraying our forefathers – or mothers. In her memoir, The Settler’s Cookbook (Tales of Love, Migration and Food) Yasmin Alibhai Brown explores her East African Indian roots through the shared experience of cooking.

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