More than a simple recipe book, À la table d’Adelle is an invitation to travel, somewhere between Syria and Quebec, to meet a country of origin and a land of welcome. While the first work gave voice to Syrian refugees and highlighted the traditional cuisine of this Middle Eastern country, this one is more personal, like the culinary repertoire of Adelle Tarzibachi, who immigrated to Montreal over 20 years ago. The businesswoman shares her memories, from her visits to her “téta” Joséphine to her move to Aleppo, then to Montreal.

Rich in stories and challenges, this book will appeal to those who love dreaming, cooking and experimenting. A feast for both the eyes and the taste buds, although the effort and time invested are not always a guarantee of success.