October 11, 2022
Everett Performing Arts Center
2710 Wetmore Ave.
Everett, WA 98201
One Everett One Book: Chef Reem Assil (Everett Performing Arts Center)
Tuesday, October 11, 2022
Everett Public Library welcomes chef Reem Assil, author of the cookbook and memoir “Arabiyya: Recipes from the life of an Arab in diaspora.” Assil will speak on Tuesday, October 11 at 7 p.m. at the Everett Performing Arts Center, 2710 Wetmore Ave. Masks are required at all events at this venue. The library will provide masks for anyone who needs one.
This event is free, and tickets are not required. Artisans PNW will provide copies of the book to purchase at the event, and Assil will be available for book signing after her presentation.
Reem Assil is a Palestinian-Syrian chef based in Oakland, CA, and owner of Reem's California, the nationally acclaimed restaurant. She was a James Beard finalist in 2022. Her work sits at the intersection of her three passions: food, community and social justice.
Assil's cookbook “Arabiyya” explores her activism, her Southwest Asian identity, and the joy of Arab hospitality and cooking in short vignettes. Of the cookbook, acclaimed food writer Ruth Reichl says, “This is what a cookbook should be: passion, politics, and personality are woven through the fabulous recipes.”
We encourage you to read Assil’s book and try her recipes at home; copies are available to check out, and a limited number of giveaway copies will be available at both library locations and the Sno-Isle Food Co-Op beginning the week of September 26. To borrow a library copy, place a hold here.
This event kicks off One Everett One Book 2022-2023: Food for Thought. One Everett One Book is a community-wide reading initiative designed to deepen an appreciation of reading and unite the Everett community through conversation. Through fall and winter, the library will present a variety of programs under the theme “Food for Thought.” Find more information about One Everett One Book at epls.org/OneBook.