Hummus on the high street
By Tom Hunt
It wasn’t until I visited Palestine that I fully appreciated how much Arabic food has influenced my own cuisine. Arabic food is ubiquitous in UK food culture and can be found everywhere from late night kebab shops to Ottolenghi’s deservedly successful restaurants. Hummus is on the high street, shakshuka dons many a brunch menu and za’atar is a common household ingredient.
In the 90’s Britain’s food culture began to transform. The bland food of Britain once our handicap became our strength. Our lac...
Zaytoun’s mission and scope of activities
Zaytoun is a Community Interest Company, a social enterprise founded in 2004 to support Palestinian farmers through fair trade. 100% of our profits are reinvested into furthering this mission.
The company’s turnover is around £1.3m, primarily generated through the import and distribution of a growing range of artisanal produce in the UK and Ireland, which includes olive oil, za’atar, maftoul, freekeh, almonds, Medjoul dates and olive oil soap. Zaytoun also organises tours of Palestine which relate to its product sales and marketing and fulfilment of its mission. All of Zaytoun’s activities aim to sustainably support farmers, connect them to consumers, and celebrate Palestine’s rich cultural and culinary heritage while raising awareness of the hardships faced by farming communities living under occupation.
The company and the products have won several awards over the past few years:
2015 - Social Enterprise UK Award win...