not the best timing for an Iraqi cookbook

I guess it’s hard enough to market fiction dealing with Iraq or Iraqi characters (see Crescent below) but imagine marketing a cookbook?


“So maybe this is not the best time to come out with an Iraqi cookbook. Nawal Nasrallah, the author of “Delights From the Garden of Eden: A Cookbook and a History of the Iraqi Cuisine,” concedes it. “I’m not in a feasting mood,” admitted Ms. Nasrallah, a former professor of English literature who fled Iraq between its two previous wars and worries about relatives in Baghdad. But Ms. Nasrallah, ebony-haired, effervescent and “about 50,” sets great store by the salutary comforts of the table. ” More from the New York Times article. Link via Mobylives.