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We’ve listed 6 more book recommendations from some of our BAME In Hospitality members. Check out the book recommendations below!

1. A Thousand Splendid Suns

Available on Amazon: £4.57

Read by Chef Simmie Vedi. A book about 15 year old Mariam who is sent to Kabul to marry. Two decades later the Taliban take over and life becomes a desperate struggle, yet love can move a person to act in unexpected ways, and lead them to overcome the most daunting obstacles.


2. Bound To The Fire

Available on Amazon: £24.00

Read by Food, Recipe and Columnist Melissa Thompson. Kelley Fanto Deetz draws upon archaeological evidence, cookbooks, plantation records, and folklore to present the nuanced study of the lives of enslaved plantation cooks from colonial times through emancipation and beyond.


3. Summer Kitchens

Available on Amazon: £18.34

Read by Chef & Photographer Elainea Emmott. Fresh and vibrant recipes for every season, inspired by the abundant kitchen gardens and pickling and preserving traditions of Ukraine.


4. Girl, Woman, Other

Available on Amazon: £4.50

Read by Food Creative Benjamina Ebuehi. Girl, Woman, Other follows a cast of twelve characters on their personal journeys through this country and the last hundred years. They’re each looking for something, a shared past, an unexpected future, a place to call home, somewhere to fit in, a lover, a missed mother, a lost father, even just a touch of hope.


5. A Rap On Race

Available on Amazon: £75.00

Read by Head of Purchasing Tony Welch. A book that consists of transcripts of a seven and a half hour conversation between the authors about race and society. They talk with candor, passion rage and brilliance, their discussion became this unique volume.


6. Good Vibes, Good Life

Available on Amazon: £8.00

Read by Chef Director Nitisha Patel. How can you learn to truly love yourself? How can you transform negative emotions into positive ones? Is it possible to find lasting happiness? This book answers all of these questions and more.