Cairo Review No. 18

A World Of Food

Midan

Letter from China

The Beijing regime is nervous that digital technology in the form of social media and other tools is chipping away at the Communist Party’s authoritarian system of control.

Q & A

The Artist of French Cooking

Alain Passard is considered the best French chef in the world. He muses on his kitchen adventures, the splendor of vegetables, and the impact of globalization on cuisine à la française.

Global Forum

Letter from China

The Beijing regime is nervous that digital technology in the form of social media and other tools is chipping away at the Communist Party’s authoritarian system of control.

Book Reviews

Essays

Sustaining Our Farmers

Rising global population means the world must produce more food. Empowering smallholders is the key to fighting hunger and feeding a growing world.

How to Feed Egypt

A country with a bulging population faces crippling food security challenges. A high-level government commitment must address the availability of and access to food.

The Obesity Crisis

If trends persist, nearly half of the world's adult population will be overweight or obese by 2030. A comprehensive intervention strategy is required to fight a scourge as damaging to the global economy as war.

Dining with Darius

The tale of the Persian empire is one of vast farms, game reserves, and fisheries, elaborate kitchens staffed by thousands, and power. Centuries later, nations are still engaging in culinary politics.

The Marvel of Bánh Mi

In the colonial era the Vietnamese appropriated French baguette and added local ingredients to concoct a sandwich that is now a hit with the patrons of restaurants and food trucks from Singapore to San Francisco.

What Goes Unsaid

American media coverage of the Israel-Palestine conflict is more even-handed than critics claim, but key contextual factors go unreported or underreported. Among them: the impact of U.S. policy on the conflict.