Cuisine

Palestinian Refugees Are Starting an All-Female Food Truck in Lebanon News Roundup
Alex Swerdloff, Vice

Palestinian Refugees Are Starting an All-Female Food Truck in Lebanon

As 2016 rapidly approaches, we can comfortably say that humanity has attained many a soaring feat not thought remotely possible even a few generations ago. Which makes it all the more bitter that 2015 also marked the absolute worst levels of global displacement in all of recorded history.

on December 15, 2015
Palestinian Refugees Are Starting an All-Female Food Truck in Lebanon News Roundup
Alex Swerdloff, Munchies/Vice

Palestinian Refugees Are Starting an All-Female Food Truck in Lebanon

As 2016 rapidly approaches, we can comfortably say that humanity has attained many a soaring feat not thought remotely possible even a few generations ago. Which makes it all the more bitter that 2015 also marked the absolute worst levels of global displacement in all of recorded history. Think about that. We have never been closer to interplanetary habitation, yet more humans than ever before...

on December 15, 2015
An American Thanksgiving, With Palestinian Hashweh Videos
AJ+

An American Thanksgiving, With Palestinian Hashweh

AJ+ visited chef Rawia Bishara at her restaurant Tanoreen in Brooklyn. She showed us how she makes her delicious hashweh to go with your turkey this year! You can read more about chef Bishara's cooking in her highly lauded cookbook “Olives, Lemons & Za'atar: The Best Middle Eastern Home Cooking.”

on November 25, 2015
Palestinian Winemakers Preserve Ancient Traditions News Roundup
ABC News/AP

Palestinian Winemakers Preserve Ancient Traditions

In a valley between Bethlehem and Jerusalem, Palestinians are using native grapes to make fine wines at the site of an ancient church. And after decades of focusing on local sales, the Cremisan Winery and Monastery is offering visitors a unique experience that combines wine and history, stressing peaceful outreach amid the region's turmoil.

on October 13, 2015
Palestinian Brothers Look to Tap in to West Bank Beer Market News Roundup
Miriam Berger, Al Monitor

Palestinian Brothers Look to Tap in to West Bank Beer Market

Alaa Sayej knows it's a tough time to invest in “Made in Palestine” products. Formal talks to end the Israeli occupation are dormant, while the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, the longstanding contours of a promised Palestinian state, are as divided as ever. International movements to boycott Israeli companies are growing, but for Palestinians on the ground, creating their own local alternatives remains an uphill battle.

on August 27, 2015
Palestine Pub Crawl: Meet the Brewmaster Brothers Who Want to Get the West Bank Hooked on Craft Beer News Roundup
Nigel Wilson, International Business Times

Palestine Pub Crawl: Meet the Brewmaster Brothers Who Want to Get the West Bank Hooked on Craft Beer

Khalid Sayej steps out the front door of the Birzeit Brewery and immediately lights a cigarette. Shaking his head, visibly flustered, he offers his hand and a shy smile. "I've been swimming in beer," he says, inspecting the damp around his ankles. Earlier this morning, a valve on one of the beer tanks had failed, releasing a thousand-litre wave of pilsner across the warehouse.

on July 9, 2015
The Forgotten Story of the Original Jaffa Oranges News Roundup
Ofer Aderet, Haaretz

The Forgotten Story of the Original Jaffa Oranges

The writing was literally on the wall of the building at 6 Salameh Street, in Jaffa. Buried under layers of paint, it waited patiently for decades to be noticed. It survived a world war and a war of independence (or a Nakba – catastrophe – depending on its owners’ perspectives); watched in silence as the British, the Arabs and the Jews passed by; and concealed a small local story, which like many others of its kind was all but forgotten.

on June 21, 2015
Last Supper Menu: Stew, Lamb, Wine…More News Roundup
Rossella Lorenzi, Discovery News

Last Supper Menu: Stew, Lamb, Wine…More

A bean stew, lamb, olives, bitter herbs, a fish sauce, unleavened bread, dates and aromatized wine likely were on the menu at the Last Supper, says recent research into Palestinian cuisine during Jesus's time. The food wasn't eaten during a formal seated gathering at a rectangular table, as shown in many religious art paintings, but with Jesus and his apostles reclining on floor cushions, as the Romans did at that time.

on April 2, 2015
Seattle Educator Creates Palestine Teaching Trunk for High School Classrooms News Roundup
Karmah Elmusa, IMEU

Seattle Educator Creates Palestine Teaching Trunk for High School Classrooms

When Linda Bevis started her second career in teaching nineteen years ago, she noticed that the textbooks for high school world history dedicated about five paragraphs to Palestine and Israel. The Seattle resident, educator, and longtime activist knew how difficult it would be for any teacher to use that material productively. “While I actually don’t think the conflict is a complicated one, it cannot be explained in five paragraphs."

on March 5, 2015