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.
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.”
The Sudanese Kitchen is a blog by the son of two doctors who emigrated to the U.K. from Sudan.
Liza Schoenfein is food editor of the Forward. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter, @LifeDeathDinner