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Rising to the Occasion

Rising to the Occasion

The significance of bread in the region’s cuisine cannot be overstated: it is at once an entire food group and the most essential dinner utensil.

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A Tale of Oil and Brine

A Tale of Oil and Brine

With more than 20 million olive trees spread across the fertile Jordan Valley, olives are more than just a crop for Jordanians: they’re a way of life, a symbol of community, and a link to the country’s rich past. To participate in the annual olive harvest is to take part in a tradition that extends back thousands upon thousands of years (as many as 10,000 years, according to historians and archaeologists).

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