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a hastily curated commonplace book of the levant (writ large). mostly food & politics.

#morning
(via The Carton Mixtape #1: SUMMER IN THE KITCHEN by The Carton)
Because sorbet was invented in the Middle East, an #icecream and #beer #cocktail (believe it): for two servings, blend half a bottle of blue moon beer, pint vanilla ice cream, T grand marnier. #Exquisite
15th & U NW #DC

Mashrou’ Lelia + classic Egyptian cinema

Got to get ourselves back to the #garden
Georgetown is a far cry from Cairo but sometimes there are cool cars here too

“Perhaps, he muses, the humanities will regain their “primal oneness.””

To the waterfront
Ba-haaayk-on
Yep this is happening rt now. #bacon #cabbage #mmmhmmmmm
#weekend #garden #guacamole
Grapefruit Gin & Tonic: 2oz grapefruit juice 2oz gin splash zaatar-infused simple syrup fill up with tonic and garnish with grapes

Is this the best way we can grow our big orchards?
Is this the best way we can grow our good fruit?
To fall like dry leaves to rot on my topsoil
And be called by no name except “deportees”?

(Source: youtube.com)

In addition to the rising rates of poverty and unemployment, inequity has only increased under the rule of King Mohammed VI in recent years. In the UN’s most recent report on human development, published in 2014, Morocco came in 129th place, behind countries like Palestine and Iraq that have been witness to war and conflict. The results of this report, as Lakome reported in 2013, raises questions about the eight years of human development programmes in Morocco, that have enjoyed an investment of at least 11 billion Moroccan dirhams ($1.3 billion) to date. (via Morocco’s ‘King of the Poor’ | Middle East Eye)