Nawal Nasrallah, a native of Iraq, is an award-winning researcher and food writer. She is author of Dates: A Global History (Reaktion, 2011). Her English translation of Ibn Sayyar al-Warraq’s tenth-century Baghdadi cookbook, Annals of the Caliphs’ Kitchens, was awarded “Best Translation” in the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards in 2007. Her recipes have featured in many magazines and newspapers, such as The New York Times, The Boston Globe, and Food and Wine.
Visit Nawal Nasrallah's website and her blog for posts on Iraqi cuisine and culture.