Priya Basil | 'Thinking of myself as European has been a way to hold all my different identities together'

Priya Basil | 'Thinking of myself as European has been a way to hold all my different identities together'

"My life has always been this movement between different places and people, between different cultures and flavours." So says Priya Basil, the author of Be My Guest: Reflections on Food, Community and the Meaning of Generosity, a short (128pp) and singular autobiographical meditation on what it means to be hospitable in our world today. Rachel Cusk, Nigel Slater and Sarah Moss are among its early admirers, with Moss praising its "rare combination of intellectual sophistication and emotional warmth".

And indeed Be My Guest is both a heartfelt and convivial read, and an urgently campaigning ...

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