Special Offer from Interlink Books

Throughout the month of March Interlink Books will be celebrating women’s voices and actions, especially those of the new generation of rising young activists who are not afraid to speak truth to power, challenge media, and fight for social justice, women’s rights, and against unjust civil and human rights laws.

With every order you place, you will receive a surprise gift (a novel, a cookbook, a memoir, or a history book) selected by an Interlink staff member to suit your taste (one book per order valued at $15 to $30). Just visit one of the following websites: www.interlinkbooks.com, www.immigrantcookbook.net, www.soupforsyria.com, or www.palestineonaplate.netto place your order. You can also do so by calling 1-800-238-LINK.

Here is a look at a few of my favorite Interlink titles:

The Immigrant Cookbook: Recipes That Make America Great
is a beautiful book collected and edited by Leyla Moushabeck. Immigrant chefs contributed their stories and recipes to create this treasured volume. It made my best cookbooks of 2017 list but to call it a cookbook doesn’t seem quite right – it is so much more than that. Read more about this book in my review.

The Aleppo Cookbook: Celebrating the Legendary Cuisine of Syria
by Marlene Matar is “a loving tribute to a little-known cuisine rich in flavors and traditions.” Marlene Matar captures the beauty of Aleppo within the pages of this book and the love she has for this war-torn city is palpable. It breaks my heart that such a truly vibrant, visually stunning city has been reduced to rumble. It is my fervent hope that it can return to its former glory. With books like Cook for Syria, Soup for Syria and this beautiful book, we can all learn to appreciate and feed our hunger with knowledge of other cultures. With knowledge and understanding comes acceptance, tolerance and eventually love and appreciation. For more information on this title see my review and interview with Marlene.

Purchasing #CookforSyria Recipe Book will be a gift to yourself. It is not only a spectacular cookbook, but also provides the satisfaction of donating to help the Syrian humanitarian effort as all profits from the sale of this book is donated to charity.

Soup for Syria: Recipes to Celebrate Our Shared Humanity by Barbara Abdeni Massaad which was released in October of 2015 with a similar goal – to help those in need using food as a medium. At our very core, we all have the same basic needs: shelter, food and the knowledge that our loved ones are safe and healthy. Most of us are fortunate that we enjoy these things on a daily basis. The food community has found a way to help those whose basic needs have been obliterated. Food is a universal comfort and now a tool to spread awareness and raise money for aid. For more information on these books, see our post.

Wild Honey and Rye: Modern Polish Recipes by Ren Behan shares recipes that are approachable and appealing from something as basic as a Soft cheese with honey and walnuts on rye to pages devoted to pierogi all the way to her beautiful, homey Polish apple cake. This book is a feast for the eyes and the appetite. I have a few polish cookbooks in my collection, but this book tops the list as my favorite. If you buy one book on this cuisine, let it be this one. Our promotion for this title will share more information along with an interview with the author. The giveaway is still open so be sure to enter.


Coastline: The Food of Mediterranean Italy, France and Spain by Lucio Galletto and David Dale is a spectacular collection of stories, debates, beautiful images and delicious Mediterranean recipes covering salads, pasta sauces, pizza and pies, soups and stews, feasts and desserts from the fishing villages, farms and cobbled squares around the golden crescent. For more information on this title, please see my review post.

Adequate words do not exist to describe the vibrancy of Shane Delia’s East/West: A Culinary Journey Through Malta, Lebanon, Iran, Turkey, Morocco, and Andalucia. To say it is beautiful is an understatement of epic proportions. For more information on this book, see my earlier review.

Other titles that I love include: Tasting Georgia (promotion coming soon), Mouneh being republished by Interlink in April, and Passione (promotion coming soon). 

A link to Interlink’s international cookbook selection can be found here but be sure to check out all their titles as they publish far more than cookbooks.

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  • annmartina  on  March 21, 2018

    I ordered a book but didn't see any info on receiving a free book. Does it happen automatically?

  • TrishaCP  on  March 22, 2018

    No, because my book arrived and there was no freebie with it. I got something that I wanted anyway, but still….

  • TrishaCP  on  March 30, 2018

    I emailed Interlink for clarification about a week ago. Didn't hear back from them but will post if I hear anything.

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