Talk: 'Soup for Syria'

Event Details

October 3, 2016
7:00 pm

Bowker Auditorium

UMass Amherst Campus

Handicap access available
Admission: 
FREE but tickets are required. Please contact the box office.
Contact:
Sue Mcfarland
413-577-2486

Barbara Abdeni Massaad, author, photographer and food writer talks about her efforts to alleviate the daily human suffering in the refugee camps located just a 45-minute drive from her Beirut home.

“Soup for Syria” may be the most compelling cookbook ever written" -Jim Clancy, former CNN correspondent and anchor.

Barbara Abdeni Massaad- a bestselling cookbook author, photographer, and food writer talks about her efforts to alleviate the daily human suffering in the refugee camps located just a 45 minute drive from her Beirut home. Together with Interlink Publishing, an independent publishing house in Northampton, Massachusetts, Massaad has collaborated with nearly 80 acclaimed chefs worldwide on a humanitarian cookbook project. The book’s sale profits are donated to the UN Refugee Agency UNHCR which provides urgently needed food relief for Syrian refugees. Soup for Syria was awarded the A.H. Boerma medal for coverage of food and hunger issues by U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization.
 
Join us for this compelling talk and slide show with musical accompaniment by Kinan Idnawi, a renowned Syrian oud player, as the Syrian refugee crisis re-told through the eyes of Barbara Massaad.  The Soup for Syria cookbook will be on sale with a book signing after the talk.  
 
Additional book signing and meet & greet on October 3 at 12 noon in the Blue Wall, Campus Center. 
 
 

Directions:

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Event Category

Lecture/Talk