Book cover for SOUP FOR SYRIA by by Barbara Abdeni Massaad

SOUP FOR SYRIA: Recipes to Celebrate our Shared Humanity

Barbara Abdeni Massaad

Interlink Publishing
October 13, 2015
ISBN-13: 978-1566560894



Barbara Abdeni Massaad is a food writer, TV host, cookbook author, and a regular contributor to international cooking magazines. She is the author of Interlink’s bestselling cookbook Man’oushe : Inside the Street Corner Lebanese Bakery. She won the the Gourmand Cookbook Award and the International Academy of Gastronomy Award for Mouneh: Preserving Foods for the Lebanese Pantry. Born in Beirut, Lebanon, she moved to Florida at a young age. She gained her real culinary experience while helping her father in their family-owned Lebanese restaurant Kebabs and Things. After moving back to Lebanon in 1988, and completing university there, she decided to pursue her passion for cooking. Determined to gain proper experience within the culinary world, Barbara trained with several renowned chefs at Lebanese, Italian, and French restaurants. She is also a founding member of Slow Food Beirut and an active participant in the International Slow Food movement. She lives in Beirut with her husband and three children.

Syria’s neighbors—Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey, and Iraq—have together absorbed more that 3.8 million refugees. In these times, the need for food relief is great and growing. SOUP FOR SYRIA: A Celebration of Our Shared Humanity, a dynamic new cookbook, offers readers and home chefs the opportunity to do something to alleviate human suffering while learning how to make some of the world’s most delicious soups.

From appetizers to desserts to full meals, and from steaming dishes for the dead of winter to chilled delicacies for sweltering summer days, SOUP FOR SYRIA has a perfect selection for every occasion. The contributors include chefs and cookbook authors such as: Anthony Bourdain, Alice Waters, Paula Wolfert, Claudia Roden, Chef Greg Maalouf, Chef Alexis Coquelet, Chef Chris Borunda, Chef Alexandra Stratou, Necibe Dogru, Aglaia Kremenzi, and many others. The recipes come from all over the world and include easy-to-follow directions, easy-to-find ingredients, and mouth-wateringly gorgeous photographs. 

All profits from the sales of the cookbook will be donated to help fund food relief efforts through UN Refugee Agency UNHCR. Most Syrians hope that one day they will be able to return to their country and rebuild their lives. For now, support this vital work of saving lives and help deliver essential food items to the displaced refugees.