Food in post-#Weinstein times. Keep the faith and keep cooking

by Rashmee

Posted on January 17, 2018


Sam Sifton, The New York Times’s food editor, offers an interesting reflection on cooking in …

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UK’s plastic-wrapped cauliflower ‘steaks’ go to the heart of West’s waste problem

by Rashmee

Posted on January 15, 2018


I return to a UK aghast at the assidously plastic-wrapped cauliflower “steak” sold by Marks …

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Are these really bread riots in Tunisia? Have prices really gone up so much?

by Rashmee

Posted on January 13, 2018


You wouldn’t know it from the international media coverage but here’s the so-called price rise …

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India’s patchy record on pollution has led the country to crisis

by Rashmee

Posted on December 20, 2017 / The National


Until Monday, when the Gujarat elections results came in, the air over Delhi was thick …

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A Tunisian/ Maghrebi speciality, the pancake of a thousand holes, is good eating

by Rashmee

Posted on September 22, 2017


Yesterday, I ate a Tunisian/ Maghrebi speciality, the pancake of a thousand holes. That’s not …

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Trump’s moral equivalence between Nazis & anti-Nazis? Read this 30-year-old essay

by Rashmee

Posted on August 17, 2017


Donald Trump sees a moral equivalence between neo-Nazis and those who protest againt them. Thirty-one …

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Real fake news may be about to hit us with a force we can only imagine

by Rashmee

Posted on July 31, 2017


It’s a truly terrifying thought. Noah Smith, a former assistant professor of finance, has suggested…

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Lunch in a car dealership? The delights of life in Tunisia’s capital

by Rashmee

Posted on July 14, 2017


The F Caffe in Tunis is a zippy name for a 40-cover restaurant in the …

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In Tunis, 1 litre of fresh orange juice costs just $1.30. Here’s why that’s a problem

by Rashmee

Posted on July 8, 2017


Tunisia is an orange mini-superpower. No, really. In 2017, its harvest of oranges tipped the …

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Is this Tunisia’s first real Libyan restaurant?

by Rashmee

Posted on June 27, 2017


Tunisia is teeming with Libyans but Libyan restaurants are a strange and unknown quantity. The …

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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK