Baghdad to Bombay to …. Next Door

That is the path of a most remarkable woman, Pearl Sofaer, who has come to be my neighbor.   I got to meet her because I am around during the day, working from home.   I was immediately struck by her positive attitude.   You may be too when you read her memoir, Baghdad to Bombay – In the Kitchens of My Cousins.  It chronicles her Jewish family’s flight from persecution in Iraq to growing up a British subject in India to ultimately alighting in the US.  It also tells the stories of her cousins spread around the world and shares family recipes.  Parts of the book remind me of one of my favorite college reading assignments: Running in the Family by Michael Ondaatje of The English Patient fame.
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