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The Cambridge World History of Food

© Cambridge University Press, 2000

Encyclopedia entry

...Khat (Catha edulis Forsk., Celastracae) is a flowering evergreen tree that grows in parts of eastern Africa and the southwestern highlands of Arabia. Its young leaves and tender stem tips, also called khat, are stimulating and produce...

Food and Morality in Yemen

Food : Ethnographic Encounters

Berg, 2013

Book chapter

...I was sick and moaning after our first meal upon arriving in Yemen’s capital, Sana’a. I may have unwittingly taken a sip from the water glass set out on the table. It was not the food, but the water in which the food was washed or cooked...

Yemen and Oman

Food Cultures of the World Encyclopedia Volume 1 : Africa and the Middle East

© ABC-Clio Inc, 2011

Encyclopedia entry

...Overview The Sultanate of Oman and the Republic of Yemen are on the southeastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula. Oman, about the size of Kansas, is a hereditary sultanate with an elected advisory...