What we eat, how we eat it, and why, is integral to our sense of belonging.

It ties us to our family roots and beyond that to a national identity, with the traditions surrounding our food reminding us of who we are – and perhaps who we are not. AJEats goes on a journey to discover what a city’s food tells us about its people, the fault lines of its history, the echoes of its past, and the emerging future. The three-part series on Al Jazeera English is conceived, written and hosted by Gerald Tan.

  • AJEats – Reykjavik: Iceland’s Recipe for Survival

    In 2018, Iceland became the first victim of the global financial crisis, forcing a change in diets heavily reliant on imported foods.

  • AJEats – Istanbul: Turkish Cuisine at a Crossroads

    Turkish cuisine was once described to me as the original fusion food. It instantly made sense.

  • AJEats – Havana: Cuba’s Food Revolution

    We visit Havana to find out how politics affects food and how recent changes are being reflected in Cuban cuisine.