September 19, 2017
“I must eat a decent meal today!” Ahmed Suk Suk said to himself, as he woke up and sat on the bed. “I haven’t had some warm food with salt...
Opinion
April 19, 2016
The horror of siege is that it is a manufactured famine, and its miseries are anticipated and slow to manifest. The United Nations, along...
blog
November 10, 2014
The controversy over Conflict Kitchen’s Palestinian iteration advanced by pro-Israel institutions demonstrates why initiatives like...
column
July 28, 2014
Where is Um Hana tonight? The tanks rolled into Beit Lahiya weeks ago, the air exploding around them. At first I pictured her and her four...
blog
June 4, 2014
Originally published in Africa.Redux . The rich melting pot of African, European and indigenous culture permeates nearly every facet of...
retrospectives
June 1, 2013
Editor's Preface What if violent clan warfare revolved not around religion or land, but extreme attitudes about food? In master chef and...
retrospectives
June 1, 2013
A couple of years ago, I interviewed Fatma El-Mehdi , an activist for the Western Sahara independence movement in its long struggle to...
retrospectives
June 1, 2013
Shortly after it was published, Clara Sereni’s pioneering autobiography in recipes Keeping House (La Casalinghitudine) became a cult for...
retrospectives
June 1, 2013
Ben Affleck’s film Argo , the story of an intrepid Hollywood film crew that rescues diplomats from bloodthirsty Iranian hordes, was awarded...