Syria is a country of resilience and memory, and in its cuisine duelling combinations collide: sweet and spicy, east and west, old and new.

In Syria: Recipes from Home, Dina Mousawi and Itab Azzam celebrate the unique flavours of their country and explore how food and memory are inextricably linked. Friends and passionate cooks, Mousawi and Azzam met with women in the Middle East and Europe to collect recipes and listen to their journeys. The result is a gorgeous cookbook that not only showcases the best of Syrian cooking, but also recreates a sense of home, centred around the kitchen.

Join them to hear the story of this brilliant new book, and the stories of all those whose memories of and passion for food have been captured within it.

This event is supported by Amal (a Saïd Foundation programme).

About The Authors

Dina Mousawi

Dina Mousawi is British-Iraqi and co-wrote Syria Recipes from Home following her work as a theatre producer and director on various national and international projects. She went on to work as Creative Learning Producer at Complicité before joining Good Chance Theatre as Creative Producer, where she now works full time.



Itab Azzam

Itab Azzam born in Syria, moved to the UK in 2011. She was a part of the multi award winning series ‘Exodus: Breaking into Europe’, and produced films ‘Queens of Syria’ and ‘We Are Not Princesses’. As well as being the co-author to Times book of the year 2017  ‘Syria: Recipes from Home’.