Syrian Cookbook Builds Bridges


Mayada Anjari, the author of “The Bread and Salt Between Us.” Photo by Liz Clayman

Bridges are good things, higher and longer than walls. Bridges bring journeys to mind; walls don’t.

“The Bread and Salt Between Us” by Mayada Anjari provides a true bridge experience, bringing the reader and cook into communion with not only authentic Syrian recipes, but also the Syrian family, Mayada and Ahmad Anjari, who abandoned their battle-ravaged home town in Syria, to walk with their children over countless nights through the desert to the safety of Jordan. 

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