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Traveling to Oman? Here’s What to Eat + Do

November 12, 2019

From its coastline to its cuisine, Oman is full of adventure, heritage, and delicious food. Here’s what to eat and do in Oman. Bilad Sayt, an Arabian village near Jebel Shams in Oman. Courtesy of mzagerp/Flickr. Oman is a land of cultural diversity, rich history, and abundant natural beauty. From the capital city of Muscat and well beyond, the country has always been an underrated and unexplored part…

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8 Can’t-Miss Street Foods in Amman, Jordan

September 9, 2019
View of Amman, Jordan

A local chef tells us the best things to eat on the street in the Jordanian capital. Amman, Jordan. Photo courtesy of Ronald Woan/Flickr. In the Middle East, the history of street food goes back a long way. There are stories of people in Cairo bringing their own pieces of rawhide upon which to have makeshift picnics, after buying their lunch from street sellers. In 1502, Ottoman Turkey…

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7 Traditional Emirati Dishes to Try in Dubai

January 8, 2018

Dubai is home to thousands of immigrants, and as such, is one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world. The city’s multiculturalism is highly evident in its local food scene, an impressive smorgasbord of international cuisine. You’ll find the best Lebanese restaurants in Dubai as well as Japanese, American, Indian, Italian, French, Chinese, Philippine and many more.

But even with the abundance of international fare in Dubai, you…

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Q&A: Joel Haber, Israeli Food Tour Guide, Jerusalem

June 15, 2016

Q&A: Joel Haber, Israeli Food Tour Guide, Jerusalem

Joel Haber, a culinary tour guide in Jerusalem, at a food market
All photos courtesy of Naomi Tomky                                                        

“[Jerusalem’s Machane Yehuda Market] is not just about the fresh food. It is also a window onto this city’s culture and personality.” —Joel Haber, culinary tour guide in Israel

Joel Haber, also known as “Fun Joel” (and he does…