How to Feed a Dictator

Saddam Hussein, Idi Amin, Enver Hoxha, Fidel Castro, and Pol Pot Through the Eyes of Their Cooks

Witold Szablowski
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A devastatingly original look at the world's worst dictators, through the eyes of their personal chefs, by award-winning Polish author Witold Szablowski.

What is it like to cook for the most dangerous men in the world?

In this darkly funny and fascinating book, Witold Szablowski travels across four continents in search of the personal chefs of five dictators. From the savannahs of Kenya to the faded glamour of Havana, and the bombed-out streets of Baghdad, Szablowski finds the men and women who cooked fish soup for Saddam Hussein, roasted goat for Idi Amin and chopped papaya salad for Pol Pot.

He reveals the strangeness of a job where a single culinary mistake could be fatal, but a well-seasoned dish could change your life. And in doing so, he lifts the veil on what life is like at the very heart of power.

Author bio:

Witold Szablowski is an award-winning Polish journalist and the author of four books including Dancing Bears: True Stories of People Nostalgic for Life Under Tyranny. Szablowski lives in Warsaw.

Category: History
ISBN: 9781785788352
Publisher: Icon Books
Imprint: Icon
Pub Date: July 2022
Page Extent: 272
Format: Paperback - B format
Subject: General & world history