Talk Celebrates a New Book

Talk Celebrates a New Book

In her new book, “Zaitoun,” Yasmin Khan, a human rights activist and food writer, explores the significance and history of the olive in the culture of the Palestinians and Jews, especially in Israel. Ms. Khan will discuss Palestinian home-cooking and the role of food in bridging the cultural divide at the Museum of Food and Drink with Kerry Diamond, a Brooklyn restaurateur and the editor in chief of Cherry Bombe magazine. The talk will be followed by a book-signing and snacks.

“Zaitoun: A Conversation With Yasmin Khan and Kerry Diamond,” 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Feb. 6, Museum of Food and Drink, 62 Bayard Street (Lorimer Street), Williamsburg, Brooklyn, 718-387-2845,

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Florence Fabricant is a food and wine writer. She writes the weekly Front Burner and Off the Menu columns, as well as the Pairings column, which appears alongside the monthly wine reviews. She has also written 12 cookbooks.

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