Delicious Recipes From the 7 Banned Nations

At a time like this, food can seem like a frivolous topic. But it’s not. Food is about sharing and connecting. Food is about breaking boundaries and crossing borders. I know it’s sappy, but as far as I’m concerned, food is love.

Still, I was feeling a little queasy about writing, editing and posting the regular fare. And it hit me: We would provide lovely recipes from each of the nations the president has banned. Here, then, are a variety of foods from Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria, Sudan and Yemen. Most are from our archives; the rest were found around the web.

Iranian Recipes

Iraqi Recipes

Libyan Recipes

Somali Recipes

There is a wide variety of Somali recipes on The Somali Kitchen. The subtitle on the site, by the way, is “Bringing People and Cultures Together Through Food.”

Sudanese Recipes

The Sudanese Kitchen is a blog by the son of two doctors who emigrated to the U.K. from Sudan.

Syrian Recipes

Yemeni Recipes

Liza Schoenfein is food editor of the Forward. Contact her at schoenfein@forward.com or on Twitter, @LifeDeathDinner

Tagged as:

Your Comments

The Forward welcomes reader comments in order to promote thoughtful discussion on issues of importance to the Jewish community. All readers can browse the comments, and all Forward subscribers can add to the conversation. In the interest of maintaining a civil forum, The Forward requires that all commenters be appropriately respectful toward our writers, other commenters and the subjects of the articles. Vigorous debate and reasoned critique are welcome; name-calling and personal invective are not and will be deleted. Egregious commenters or repeat offenders will be banned from commenting. While we generally do not seek to edit or actively moderate comments, our spam filter prevents most links and certain key words from being posted and the Forward reserves the right to remove comments for any reason.

Recommend this article

Delicious Recipes From the 7 Banned Nations

Thank you!

This article has been sent!

Close
Close