Sour green plums the size of large marbles are in the local Middle East markets now, a seasonal favorite of the Iraqis. Eat them out of hand as a snack, sprinkling each bite with a little salt. The classic Iraqi way to cook them is to pair them with meat in a flavorful stew. And if you want to ask for them in Persian just say "Gojeh sabz!"
April's biggest bargain is fresh, green garlic
Soul-satisfying makluba, an Arabic dish with our vegan twist.
Bulgar wheat, or burgul as it’s known in the Middle East, begins as husked wheat grains. Farmers – or more likely, their wives – boil the grains for one hour, then dry them. The processed wheat grains are then take to the local mill for grinding into fine, medium, and coarse-sized particles. Each burgul quality has […]
A collaboration of British and Moroccan artists focuses on sustainability and justice via the study of red gold algae.
The UAE are looking far into the future and making to colonize Mars.
The SuperAdobe technique for sustainable building with the most basic materials is in use around the world.
Some spoon the flesh out to eat, some peel the fruit. It's also known as the pineapple guava.
The reconstructed face of Pharaoh Thutmose IV is startlingly life-like, and makes you wonder what secrets the ancient king still hides.
The Seastead Institute and its branch projects aim to build a new society free of government ties, on the water.
The ancient caves at Beit Guvrin in southern Israel opened for the first time in 25 years with an art exhibit by sculpture Ivo Bisignano.
Israeli designer Shahar Livne creates old plastic and industrial slaughterhouse waste into sustainable materials to be exploited.
Drinking holy water from the ancient Zamzam well is considered an essential part of the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca.
November in the Middle East offers a colorful spread of fruit and veg, including some heritage varieties.
Hard kombucha, a healthy alternative to beer and wine.
Here are 10 comforting soups to get you through the winter. One or two may be a pleasant surprise.
An ancient water management system engineered 3000 years ago is still keeping farms and oases green in the UAE and Oman.
Date pits from 2000 years ago have born viable fruit in Israel.
Hundreds of 2-gram bags containing marijuana dropped out of the sky over Rabin Square, for the comfort and delight of the population enduring pandemic times. It was the brainchild of a Telegram group calling themselves “Green Drone,” who champions making cannabis legal in Israel. Green Drone published a mysterious message on Telegram before releasing cannabis […]
Make your own tahini popsicles flavored with chocolate and that Middle Eastern flair.
A treasure trove of ancient Islamic coins was discovered in an Israeli archaeological dig.
Excavations in London turned up a pot of ancient Roman facial cream.
The Al Baydha project: a piece of Saudi Arabian desert is brought back to thriving life through ancient/innovative water conservation, and plenty of grit.
Zucchini's at peak season, and it complements fish beautifully. For light summer fare, try this herby salmon and zucchini dish.
Avoid chemical mosquito repellents and make your own effective anti-mosquito remedies from flowers and essential oils.