Books by Sami Tamimi
“It’s one of my favourite books. It’s full of delicious, delightful things. But more than that, it’s about Jerusalem’s food and its eclecticism, its hybridity and the syncretism of the different sorts of food that you find. There are Yemenis, Germans, Palestinians and Turks. There are Georgians and Armenians. I could go on. It is the universal city.” Read more...
Simon Sebag Montefiore, Historian
Interviews where books by Sami Tamimi were recommended
The best books on Jerusalem, recommended by Simon Sebag Montefiore
Jerusalem is one of the most beautiful cities in the world and a place of longing for three faiths—and yet we know it mostly as a place of strife and conflict. British historian Simon Sebag Montefiore, author of Jerusalem: the Biography, recommends books that capture the historical ups and downs of this ever-changing city, but also its vitality, including its irresistible cuisine.