“Be My Guest” is a thought-provoking essay: a meditation on food, family, identity, immigration, and, most of all, hospitality - at the table and beyond. It is part food memoir, part an appeal for more authentic decency in our daily worlds, and in the world at large. It is an utterly unique, deeply personal meditation on what it means to tend to others and to ourselves and how the two things work hand in hand. Priya Basil explores how food and the act of offering food to others are used to express love and support. Lively, wide-ranging and impassioned, “Be My Guest” is a singular work, at once a deeply felt plea for a kinder, more welcoming world and also a reminder that, fundamentally, we all have more in common than we imagine. In her inspiring essay, “Be My Guest”, Basil reviews the principle of an open society. Join the discussion!
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