Joudie's vibrant food is inspired by her Palestinian heritage. After sharpening her skills at Pengelley's, Daphne's and Papillon, Joudie released her first book, Palestine On A Plate, in 2016. It was an instant hit with the critics, charting on The New York Times bestselling list and selling over 60,000 copies. The book pays homage to her mother, aunties and grandmothers, who inspired her to fall in love with the beauty of traditional Palestinian and Middle Eastern food. Released in October, her new book, Baladi, (Arabic for 'My Country') will take readers on another hearty, authentic and comforting culinary journey through Palestinian food and culture. In the words of Nigella Lawson, "I just want to eat everything in it.” And so will you.