Syria's Wheat Fields Are Being Decimated by the War
If you think things are bad now, just wait, because Syria is having its worst wheat harvest this year since the 1960s. And that means serious trouble.
South Sudan Is Exporting Coffee for the First Time
Nespresso and non-profit organisation TechnoServe are working revive the East African country’s coffee industry after nearly two years of brutal civil war. The first South Sudanese coffee will be exported for sale in France this month.
The Nazis Wanted to Use a Chocolate Bar Bomb to Murder Winston Churchill
Recently unearthed sketches illustrate the intricate explosives and booby traps used by the Germans during World War II.
People in Shanghai Are Eating War Criminal Ice Cream
An ice cream chain based in Shanghai is now selling 3-D printed ice cream treats that resemble General Hideki Tojo, the prime minister of Japan during World War II.
Preserving the Traditions of Syrian Swimming Pool Cuisine
With the Syrian civil war now in its fourth devastating year, it's unlikely that Syrian swimming pools are operational.
What It's Like to Cook in a Syrian Refugee Camp
In the Kahramanmaras camp in Turkey, Syrian refugees are able to recreate a small piece of home through their cooking, thanks to an innovative voucher and supermarket system by the World Food Programme.
Lauren Rothman and Matthew Zuras
This San Francisco Peanut Milk Might Actually Save the World
State Bird Provisions is so popular that hungry techies once allegedly hacked the reservation system to make sure they’d get seats. At the end of a fantastic meal there, you'll understand why when you sip the restaurant's expertly calibrated peanut...
Could Bread Decide the Outcome of the Syrian War?
Along with forced starvation and chemical warfare, the Assad regime has a surprising weapon in its wartime arsenal: bread.
Brutal War Can't Stop Lebanon's Wineries
Despite enduring a 15-year civil war, a massive influx of Syrian refugees escaping violence across the border, and the new threat of ISIS, Lebanon's winemakers in the Bekaa Valley refuse to stop producing some of the world's best wine.
Anna Lekas Miller
Khao Pad American (Strip Club Fried Rice)
Wikipedia claims that this dish was conceived by Thais during the Vietnam War as a way to make a buck off homesick American GIs. You'd find this in the same place as your expat biology teacher getting a lap dance.
Fishing for Survival in Gaza City
In the 1990s, Palestinian fishermen were able to sail 20 nautical miles to catch a diverse haul of seafood. Today, the tensions between Israelis and Hamas have limited their fishing range to three miles from shore, where biodiversity is scarce.
What Happens During an Airdrop?
Unless you've been entirely disengaged from the news over the last few days, you'll have read about the desperate situation in Iraq. Basic aid is being given—via airdrops—to thousands of Iraqis in Mount Sinjar who are hiding in the mountains from...
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