The Delicious AF Book Club

co-created by Jennifer Cockrall-King and Aman Dosanj


This is what happens when two food people with curious minds join forces to dream up a truly inclusive food-themed book club (it’s very much a work-in-progress).

The aim of the Delicious AF Book Club is to create a fun, diverse, and welcoming community that wants to discover and closely read writers who have lots to say but have a difficult time getting heard. We envision robust discussions about the books and the themes they contain. We will read hungrily from writers from widely different backgrounds, experiences, and cultures. The Delicious AF Book Club looks like the world, as we say.

Our sixth virtual book club meetup is scheduled for Sunday, June 13.  You can hop on the call whether you’ve had the time or not to read the book. Together, we’ll eat, drink, and talk about

The Vegan Iraqi Cookbook

by Lamees Ibrahim


The Vegan Iraqi Cookbook

Whet your appetite for this cookbook with a click.

You can find this book at your local library. If you are purchasing, how about supporting your local independent bookstore?

Here’s a link to a Google maps compilation of independently owned bookstores in Canada. And here’s a link to bookstores owned and operated by Black, Indigenous, and peoples of colour.

Book Club #7: Sunday, June 13, 2021 

The book: The Vegan Iraqi Cookbook

Time: 11:00 AM (PST) for 60-minutes (followed by an after-party where we’ll have dinner virtually together to discuss more)

Where: Zoom

Price: everyone is welcome, so it’s free

Sign-up here: – the password is ‘eatvegans’

 Author, Lamees will be zooming in from London (as in my London). Use the promo code “DELICIOUS” (all-caps) to receive free shipping from the UK.

Our ever-evolving list of potential reads (this is just a start):

  • Notes From a Young Black Chef: A Memoir / Kwame Onwuachi (December pick)
  • In Bibi’s Kitchen / Hawa Hassan and Julia Turshen (January pick)
  • Eat a Peach / David Chang (February pick)
  • Like Water for Chocolate / Laura Esquivel (March pick)
  • tawâw: Progressive Indigenous Cuisine / Shane Chartrand and Jennifer Cockrall-King (April pick)
  • Fresh Off The Boat / Eddie Huang (May pick)
  • The Iraqi Cookbook/The Vegan Iraqi Cookbook / Lamees Ibrahim (June Pick)
  • Soul Food / Adrian E. Miller (July pick)
  • Climbing the Mango Trees / Madhur Jaffrey (September pick)
  • My Soul Looks Back / Jessica B. Harris
  • Cook Real Hawai’i: A Cookbook / Sheldon Simeon
  • Falastin / Sami Tamimi
  • Where I Come From: Life Lesson from a Latino Chef / Aarón Sánchez
  • Braiding Sweetgrass / Robin Wall Kimmerer
  • The Palestinian Table / Reem Kassis
  • The Cooking Gene / Michael Twitty
  • Cuisine and Empire / Rachel Kaiden 
  • Frying Plantain / Zalika Reid-Benta
  • Black, White and The Grey / Mashama Bailey
  • Dining In Paradise / Raquel Fox
  • The Cuisine of Life
  • Anything / Kim Thuy
  • Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America / Gustavo Arellano
  • Love, Loss and What We Ate / Padma Laksmi
  • Palestine on a Plate: Memories From My Mother’s Kitchen / Joudie Kalla
  • Pigtails ‘n’ Breadfruit / Austin Clark
  • Jubilee / Toni Tipton-Martin
  • The Measure of My Powers / Jackie Kai Ellis
  • The Jemima Code: Two Centuries of African American Cookbooks / Toni Tipton-Martin
  • Butter Honey Pig Bread: A Novel / Francesca Ekwuyasi
  • Yes, Chef: A Memoir / Marcus Samuelsson
  • My Shanghai / Betty Liu
  • Milk, Spice & Curry Leaves: Hill Country Recipes from the Heart of Sri Lanka/ Ruwanmali Samarakoon-Amunugama
  • Donut King / Ted Ngoy
  • You & I Eat the Same: On the Countless Ways Food and Cooking Connects Us and One Another / Chris Ying & MAD Dispatches V.1
  • To Asia With Love / Hetty McKinnon
  • Please submit your ideas in the comments below or email

Keep unlearning.

Aman and Jenn

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