Travel books bring us places. War books bring us tragedy. This book brings us to one woman's travels in war zones: the people she met, the compassion they scraped from catastrophe, and the food they ate. Peace Meals is a true story about conflict, friendship, and food. It illustrates the most important lesson Anna Badkhen has observed as a journalist: war can kill our friends and decimate our towns, but it cannot destroy our inherent decency, generosity, and kindness—that which makes us human.