Day of Honey: A Memoir of Food, Love, and War by Annia Ciezadlo
An American journalist in Iraq discovers just what a good meal can mean during uncertain times.
Day of Honey:
A Memoir of Food, Love, and War
by Annia Ciezadlo
$26.00 List Price
"One of the secrets of life during wartime," writes Annia Ciezadlo in Day of Honey: A Memoir of Food, Love, and War (Free Press, $26), her chronicle of eating in Baghdad in the months after the 2003 invasion of Iraq and in Beirut during the 2006 war with Israel, "is that your senses become unnaturally sharp, more attuned to pleasure in all its forms. Colors are brighter, more saturated. Smells are stronger. Sounds make you jump. Music makes you cry for no reason. And food? You will never forget how it tastes." In the days after a nasty outbreak of sectarian violence, she asks a Lebanese cheesemonger, "Why? Why, in the middle of a firefight, do people decide that they must have cheese?" to which he replies, "Because they think they will never be able to taste it again."
Of course the truth, like all so-called truth
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