Arab Cuisine

Food Plays Its Role in a Borderless World

A Recipe for Mashing Civilizations

Despite what culinary chauvinists claim, few cuisines have developed in isolation. The history of foodstuffs and food words is a history full of migration, adoption and constant civilizational mashups.

How the Eggplant Conquered Arab Cuisine

How the Eggplant Conquered Arab Cuisine

Today, it is hard to fathom any cuisine we consume in America without eggplants (from Indian and Chinese to Italian and Arab). But eggplant was not always popular, until Italian and Arab immigrants brought it, along with chickpeas and peppers.