annia ciezadlo Recent articles by Annia Ciezadlo The New Republic online
The War on Bread: How the Syrian regime is using food as a weapon
February 14, 2014
The New Republic online

The mass media frames food as something that brings the Middle East together during conflict, not something that tears it apart. Which is why, when leaders use food as a weapon, we often fail to recognize this hideous war crime until it’s too late.
annia ciezadlo Recent articles by Annia Ciezadlo The New Republic
Bashar al-Assad: an Intimate Profile of a Mass Murderer
December 2013
The New Republic

In 1982, not long after his father's military pulverized a town called Hama, Bashar Al Assad got a jet ski...

annia ciezadlo Recent articles by Annia Ciezadlo granta.com
Bread of Beirut
August 2, 2012
granta.com

On bread, war, and the age-old tradition of the public oven.
annia ciezadlo Recent articles by Annia Ciezadlo Foreignaffairs.com
Let Them Eat Bread: How Food Subsidies Prevent (and Provoke) Revolutions in the Middle East
March 23, 2011
Foreignaffairs.com

How the bread that used to ensure obedience turned into a symbol and a source of revolution.

annia ciezadlo Recent articles by Annia Ciezadlo nytimes.com
Eating in Public: Pleasure or Peril?
February 28, 2012
nytimes.com

Echoes of Victorian finger-wagging from lawmakers who pit public eating against cleanliness, godliness and that elusive quality we refer to as being “civilized.”
annia ciezadlo Recent articles by Annia Ciezadlo <i>Foreign Policy</i>
Eat, Drink, Protest
May/June 2011
Foreign Policy

In the wrong hands, food can be a weapon: a short, sweet history of food propaganda.

annia ciezadlo Recent articles by Annia Ciezadlo <i>The New York Times Magazine</i>
Does the Mediterranean Diet Even Exist?
April 3, 2011
The New York Times Magazine

The more we try to eat like Mediterraneans, the more they're trying to eat like us.
annia ciezadlo Recent articles by Annia Ciezadlo <i>Time</i>
History on a Plate
July 21, 2011
Time

A short history of harisa/haleem, the mixture of meat, spices, and grains that people have been eating across continents and centuries.

annia ciezadlo Recent articles by Annia Ciezadlo <i>Saveur</i>
They Remember Home
December 2008
Saveur

Marooned in Beirut, Iraqi refugees ease the pain of exile with home cooking. Included in Best Food Writing 2009.
annia ciezadlo Recent articles by Annia Ciezadlo <i>The Nation</i>
Sect Symbols
15 February 2007
The Nation

The secret history of downtown Beirut and the man who rebuilt it. (Book review.)

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