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

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

Author: Priya Basil
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Book Title
Be My Guest: Reflections on Food, Community, and the Meaning of Generosity
Author
Priya Basil
ISBN
9780525657859
A thought-provoking meditation on food, family, identity, immigration, and, most of all, hospitality--at the table and beyond--that's part food memoir, part appeal for more authentic decency in our daily worlds, and in the world at large. Be My Guest is an utterly unique, deeply personal meditation on what it means to tend to others and to ourselves--and how the two things work hand in hand. Priya Basil explores how food--and the act of offering food to others--are used to express love and support. Weaving together stories from her own life with knowledge gleaned from her Sikh heritage; her years spent in Kenya, India, Britain, and Germany; and ideas from Derrida, Plato, Arendt, and Peter Singer, Basil focuses an unexpected and illuminating light on what it means to be both a host and a guest. Lively, wide-ranging, and impassioned, Be My Guest is a singular work, at once a deeply felt plea for a kinder, more welcoming world and a reminder that, fundamentally, we all have more in common than we imagine.Binding Type: HardcoverAuthor: Priya BasilPublisher: Knopf Publishing GroupPublished: 11/03/2020ISBN: 9780525657859Pages: 144Weight: 0.66lbsSize: 7.20h x 5.50w x 0.90dReview Citations: Kirkus Reviews 02/01/2020Publishers Weekly 02/17/2020Booklist 03/01/2020 pg. 2Library Journal 03/20/2020 pg. 1
A thought-provoking meditation on food, family, identity, immigration, and, most of all, hospitality--at the table and beyond--that's part food memoir, part appeal for more authentic decency in our daily worlds, and in the world at large.

Be My Guest is an utterly unique, deeply personal meditation on what it means to tend to others and to ourselves--and how the two things work hand in hand. Priya Basil explores how food--and the act of offering food to others--are used to express love and support. Weaving together stories from her own life with knowledge gleaned from her Sikh heritage; her years spent in Kenya, India, Britain, and Germany; and ideas from Derrida, Plato, Arendt, and Peter Singer, Basil focuses an unexpected and illuminating light on what it means to be both a host and a guest. Lively, wide-ranging, and impassioned, Be My Guest is a singular work, at once a deeply felt plea for a kinder, more welcoming world and a reminder that, fundamentally, we all have more in common than we imagine.

Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Priya Basil
Publisher: Knopf Publishing Group
Published: 11/03/2020
ISBN: 9780525657859
Pages: 144
Weight: 0.66lbs
Size: 7.20h x 5.50w x 0.90d

Review Citations: Kirkus Reviews 02/01/2020
Publishers Weekly 02/17/2020
Booklist 03/01/2020 pg. 2
Library Journal 03/20/2020 pg. 1
A thought-provoking meditation on food, family, identity, immigration, and, most of all, hospitality--at the table and beyond--that's part food memoir, part appeal for more authentic decency in our daily worlds, and in the world at large.

Be My Guest is an utterly unique, deeply personal meditation on what it means to tend to others and to ourselves--and how the two things work hand in hand. Priya Basil explores how food--and the act of offering food to others--are used to express love and support. Weaving together stories from her own life with knowledge gleaned from her Sikh heritage; her years spent in Kenya, India, Britain, and Germany; and ideas from Derrida, Plato, Arendt, and Peter Singer, Basil focuses an unexpected and illuminating light on what it means to be both a host and a guest. Lively, wide-ranging, and impassioned, Be My Guest is a singular work, at once a deeply felt plea for a kinder, more welcoming world and a reminder that, fundamentally, we all have more in common than we imagine.

Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Priya Basil
Publisher: Knopf Publishing Group
Published: 11/03/2020
ISBN: 9780525657859
Pages: 144
Weight: 0.66lbs
Size: 7.20h x 5.50w x 0.90d

Review Citations: Kirkus Reviews 02/01/2020
Publishers Weekly 02/17/2020
Booklist 03/01/2020 pg. 2
Library Journal 03/20/2020 pg. 1