• 6.29.16

      These Sisters Turned Their Grandmother’s House into an Arabic Cookery School

      The Beit Sitti or “Grandmother’s house” initiative in Jordan sees local women teach traditional cooking classes to tourists and locals, boosting self-esteem and providing them with an income to support their families.

    • 1.2.16

      The Cairo Chef Who Helped Feed a Revolution

      In a tiny alley in downtown Cairo sits Fas'hat Somaya, a small restaurant that's open a mere three hours a day. You'd never guess that its chef honed her skills by cooking for protesters on the front lines of the Egyptian Revolution.

    • 7.9.15

      How to Eat in an Egyptian Prison

      Surviving an Egyptian prison is never easy, especially when you have to endure the summer heat during Ramadan. Smuggling food, bartering for ice with bribable guards, and exchanging pot-smoke-filled balloons is just the start.

    • 7.6.15

      Cairo's Streets Become Charity Restaurants During Ramadan

      During the holy month of Ramadan, Muslims abstain from food and drink from sunrise to sunset. Egyptians across the country offer free iftar meals to the underprivileged, and everyone else who wishes to join, in the form of discordant clusters of dinner...

    • 1.29.15

      West Africa Does a Better Hummus Than You'd Think

      Libreville, the capital of Gabon, is home to an impressive range of restaurants: everything from traditional Gabonese fare to French haute cuisine. A less expected Libreville find is the abundance of authentic Lebanese dishes.

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