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20th Dec 2012

Beirut, I Love You by Zena El Khalil

Beirut is at once her pleasure and pain, her sorrow and joy, and as El Khalil would likely admit, her only refuge... read more

beirut at night

7th Aug 2012

Beirut Bar Guide

Sugar Street has teamed up with BarChick.com to produce a list of the must go bars in Beirut. Check it out!... read more



18th Jul 2012


This wonderful Bedouin platter has now become Jordan's national dish... read more


31st May 2012

Michael Leventhal: Founder of Gefiltefest

Michael Leventhal, director of Britain's first Jewish food charity, tells us the inspiration behind it and how food is a great leveller... read more


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20th Feb 2012

Food Revolution…What Revolution?

Everyone keeps saying that the UK is in the midst of a food revolution. That means it must be true, right? We’re in an era when you can hardly turn on the television without seeing one of Jamie’s, Hugh’s, or (disappointingly) Gordon’s face adorning the box in all their technicoloured glory (or the light reflecting [...]... read more

Spice Display

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14th Jan 2012

A to Z of Middle Eastern Food & Drink

Here is my alphabet of Middle Eastern food and drink. Most of them are pretty obvious, even for those who aren’t that well acquainted with the cuisine of the region, but this is only a beginner’s guide. I’ve limited myself to one reference per letter, so it’s not at all extensive (otherwise this could have [...]... read more