Al Maida Olive Oil

Al Maida Olive Oil

Located in the middle of the Jordanian desert, about 2 hours outside Amman,  sits 155,000 olive trees.  Ziad Bilbeisi, former architect and founder of Al Maida owns these groves and works together with his four children to produce an internationally respected, award...
Homegrown Palestine

Homegrown Palestine

Noor Awad is the brilliant mind behind Homegrown, the social enterprise that helps support small-scale Palestinian farmers cultivating olive trees, and sources their produce in a bid to shed light on their stories, and in turn, help sustain their olive groves. For the...
The Olive Season

The Olive Season

October marks the start of the Olive Harvest season in Palestine. It’s eagerly anticipated every year, signifying a collective community effort in creating the most delicious olives and olive oil. The olive tree industry is a vital part of Palestinian identity,...
Hummus

Hummus

Hummus is staple Levantine dish that has become popular all over the world, Hummus, meaning chickpeas in Arabic, is cooked, mashed chickpeas, blended with tahini, lemon juice, salt and garlic. The earliest known recipe similar to hummus with tahini are in cookbooks...
Fasoulia Bil Zeit

Fasoulia Bil Zeit

Fasoulia Bil Zeit is a simple, time-tested and delicious dish can be made with different kinds of beans, but in Palestine it is common to use green runner beans. I adore Joudie Kalla’s spicy green bean recipe from her cookbook, Palestine on a Plate. I like that she...
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