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Be My Guest: Reflections on Food, Community, and the Meaning of Generosity

By Priya Basil

Hardcover: 128 pages
Publisher: Canongate Books (November 5, 2019)
Product Dimensions: 7.8 x 5.2 x 0.7 inches
Shipping Weight: 7.8 ounces

Price: $17.50

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The dinner table, among friends, is where the best conversations take place – talk about the world, religion, politics, culture, and cooking. In the same way, Be My Guest is a conversation about all those things, mediated through the medium of shared food.

We live in a world where some have too much and others not enough, where immigrants and refugees are both welcomed and vilified, and where most of us spend less and less time cooking and eating together. Priya Basil invites us to explore the meaning and limits of hospitality today, and in doing so makes a passionate plea for a kinder, more welcoming realization that we have more in common than divides us.