I bought this book for a Lamb Korma recipe which a friend told me was included in the text. I made the Korma, and it is uniquely rich, genuinely prepared, and delicious.
I read the book and fell in love with it. This is a modern-day weaving together of classic Afghan stories along with heartbreakingly sad tales of the state of life in a war ravaged nation. It will make you laugh, cry, get hungry (he talks a LOT about the simple-yet-sumptuous cuisine of his people, and includes recipes for the dishes), and he will make you cheer for the triumph of the human spirit in the face of inhuman adversity.