“You look for things where you can step out of politics for a few minutes”

It is so rare to see a story that takes a look at some aspect of Palestinian life from a cultural, rather than political, viewpoint, so I really enjoyed this article from the New York Times about the potential future of food culture from the West Bank. I love the idea of local produce and other food items from the West Bank being showcased on an international scale, as I believe the untapped potential of Palestinian creativity and potential is a huge loss for all of us. I was also surprised and interested to hear of an upcoming Ben & Jerry's flavor that is apparently going to have Palestinian influence (Fruits of Peace, according to the article, but I wasn't able to find out anything else about it online). It's a quick and light read, and bonus: it made me hungry.