Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World

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Food and Drink - Modern Period - Yemen
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There are few sources detailing Jewish foodways in Yemen. European travelers sometimes mentioned food in their journals but rarely described prepared dishes, instead indicating what foodstuffs or agricultural products were available in the markets. Since Yemen has a less arid climate than the rest of Arabia because of its mountainous backbone and its location in the path of two monsoon systems, agriculture is possible in most areas. Coffee and qat have long been two of the most important crops. …

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Ari Ariel, “Food and Drink - Modern Period - Yemen”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 07 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1878-9781_ejiw_SIM_000718>
First published online: 1899

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