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It almost seems as though the rise in veganism in the Arab world directly correlates with 'Western influence' – but how true is this?

Comment: Successive generations of migrants have made invaluable contributions to UK society, and continue to do so today, writes Sadek Hamid.

A journey to Palestine with new cookbook Baladi

Elias Jahshan

A journey to Palestine with new cookbook Baladi

Book Club: Joudie Kalla's latest cookbook hopes to connect those in the Palestinian diaspora with their culture and heritage through their love of food.

The Culinary Crescent: <em>Middle</em> <em>Eastern</em> <em>cuisine</em> history

Paul McLoughlin

The Culinary Crescent: Middle Eastern cuisine history

Book Club: Professor Peter Heine's The Culinary Crescent not only provides an account of the evolution of Middle Eastern ...

'Music to feed the soul': The land of N3rdistan

Yousif Nur

'Music to feed the soul': The land of N3rdistan

The New Arab Meets: Moroccan band N3rdistan whose fusion of electronic, rap and Arabic poetry are making waves from North Africa to Europe.

The New Arab & agencies

Refugees find solace in Greece's agriculture during spring

After being forced to stay indoors inside refugee camps and reception centers all winter, spring is allowing refugees in Greece a breath of fresh air.

Amal Awad

The importance of normalising Palestine

Comment: Ongoing efforts to delegitimise Palestine mean that investing in everyday Palestinian culture is as important and relevant as ever, ...

Steven Salaita

'Israeli' hummus is theft, not appropriation

Comment: Referencing Arab defensiveness about traditional dishes without mentioning colonisation or ethnic cleansing is a whitewash, writes ...

Alex Wright

Middle East meets Far East: Trying out Uighur cuisine

Yalla, let's eat! Continuing our series focused on Middle Eastern restaurants, we make our way to Dilara in East London's ...

Celebrate Eid with these sweet delicious delights

Ayesha Razak

Celebrate Eid with these sweet delicious delights

Eid is approaching, celebrations are due – and so are sweets...

Noor El-Terk

Momo: Forget your ex-couscous experiences

Yalla, let's eat! Next stop in our food series: Momo. We delve into North African cuisine where fine dining does not mean meagre ...

The Ambassador: True Yemen on a (gigantic) plate

Paola Tamma

The Ambassador: True Yemen on a (gigantic) plate

Yalla, let’s eat! The New Arab embarks on a quest to discover a true Yemeni culinary experience, and finds it in Liverpool.

Breakfast like a king at London's newest Syrian restaurant

Sarah Khalil

Breakfast like a king at London's newest Syrian restaurant

Yalla, let's eat! Continuing our review series of Middle Eastern restaurants, we make our way to Aleppo House, where a Syrian ...

Gourmet kebabs: Better bring a bib to Le Bab

Robert Cusack

Gourmet kebabs: Better bring a bib to Le Bab

Yalla, let's eat! The New Arab brought a date to a 'gourmet kebab house' in London's Soho. Things got messy.

Koshari Street: Egyptian treasure in the heart of London

Alex Wright

Koshari Street: Egyptian treasure in the heart of London

Yalla, let's eat! Continuing our series focused on Middle Eastern restaurants, we make our way to Koshari Street in central ...

Sheeffah Shiraz

Tabun Kitchen: Where Palestinian heritage meets a modern mix

Yalla, let's eat! Continuing our review series of Middle Eastern restaurants, we make our way to Tabun Kitchen in London's Soho where traditional Jerusalem street food finds a contemporary twist.

Noor Elterk and Katy Stone

Damascus Chef: A feast for the senses

Yalla, let's eat! We visited Damascus Chef offering authentic Syrian cooking with local British ingredients - the first in our review series of ...

The New Arab & agencies

Iraq's food business booms despite war and poverty

Restaurants in Iraq have become a safe business bet, despite the country's slumping economy, prevailing violence and an ongoing war with the ...

The New Arab & agencies

Palestinian chefs make culinary art from bold, brave flavours

A group of French chefs recently visited the West Bank to share their expertise and experiences with Palestinian culinary artists, during a ...

Lessons from the past: the Ottoman-Russian War of 1878

Laith Saud

Lessons from the past: the Ottoman-Russian War of 1878

Comment: The world has ignored the ethnic-cleansing of the Ottoman-Russian War of 1878, allowing it to play out again over a century later in ...

AAAJ and agencies

Fighting the Palestinian cause with traditional cuisine

A Palestinian in the West Bank city of Nablus is using traditional cuisine to promote her people's cause, acting as an advocate for the ...

Little Arabia: A piece of home in deepest California

Lamis Anas

Little Arabia: A piece of home in deepest California

Feature: Growing as a hub of Arab commerce and culture since the 1980s, Little Arabia is now trying to draw in some of Anaheim's millions of ...

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