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Souk (1)

What's On

26th Nov 2012

What's On: 26th Nov – 2nd Dec 2012

Our weekly guide to the UK's best talks, exhibitions, screenings and concerts from the Arab world, Turkey, Iran and beyond!... read more

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Blog Post

10th Oct 2012

An Ode to Aleppo

Perhaps underwhelmed is the wrong word to describe my feelings on first arriving in Damascus five years ago. But it certainly wasn’t love at first sight. Stepping out of the airport and making my way to a nondescript hotel in centre of the new city, constant traffic gave me ample opportunity to take in the [...]... read more

in praise of hatred

8th Oct 2012

In Praise of Hatred by Khaled Khalifa

A deeply absorbing read that delivers an important message about the dangers of hate... read more

Souk (1)

What's On

8th Oct 2012

What's On: 8th – 14th Oct 2012

Our weekly guide to the UK's best talks, exhibitions, screenings and concerts from the Arab world, Turkey, Iran and beyond!... read more

Khaled Akil

19th Sep 2012

Top Five Hottest Artists From the Middle East Today

Joobin Bekhrad picks out the top five Middle Eastern artists to watch out for... read more

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What's On

10th Sep 2012

What's On: 10th September – 16th September 2012

Our weekly guide to the UK's best talks, exhibitions, screenings and concerts from the Arab world, Turkey, Iran and beyond!... read more

Katia_Kameli

What's On

9th Jul 2012

What's On: July 9th – July 15th 2012

Our weekly guide to the UK's best talks, exhibitions, screenings and concerts from the Arab world, Turkey, Iran and beyond!... read more

Mosque

Blog Post

29th Mar 2012

Lebanon Revisited

Sugar Street review has been going for more than two months now and, while there is so much culture from the region making it to the shores of our green and pleasant land, we thought it time to head back out to the Middle East. It’s been three years since my last visit to Beirut [...]... read more

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22nd Mar 2012

Omar Souleyman: The Hasake Maestro

Syria's favourite dabbke performer is starting to take the whole world by storm!... read more

spices spoons

5th Mar 2012

Top Five Middle Eastern Food Blogs

In the first of our Top Five series, we look at our favourite Middle Eastern food sites on the interweb... read more

Cherry Kebab

recipe

27th Feb 2012

Kebab bil Karaz

While Aleppo is one of the most beautiful and fascinating of all Middle Eastern cities, it's this dish which will leave the most abiding memories.... read more

the struggle for power in syria

13th Feb 2012

The Struggle for Power in Syria by Nikolaos Van Dam

An invaluable and pertinent look at the recent history of the Syria and an important device to understand the current situation there.... read more

Lamb Stew

recipe

8th Feb 2012

Damascene Lamb Stew

A fresh, fruity, sweet, sour and slightly spicy lamb stew, rich with Levantine flavours... read more

Aleppan Roasted Duck Breast

recipe

28th Jan 2012

Aleppan Duck, Panj Puran Potatoes & Baba Ghanouj Puree

A luxurious take on a delicious Syrian classic... read more

Abu Zaad

restaurant

24th Jan 2012

Abu Zaad

An authentic eatery serving delicious Damascene fare for little more than the price of a Big Mac meal... read more

Spice Display

Blog Post

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

Crac des Chevaliers

recipe

13th Jan 2012

Crac des Chevaliers Chicken

Garlic and lemon infused chicken thighs inspired by Syria's most impressive attraction!... read more

Rick Stein's Cornish Christmas

Blog Post

12th Jan 2012

Dear Rick Stein

An open letter to TV cooks (especially Rick Stein – I love you): I love The Hairy Bikers. There is something incredibly comforting about their awful jokes and their northern joviality. It’s like watching an epicurean version of The Chuckle Brothers. However, they are also very good cooks, passionate advocates of local British food and [...]... read more