Tea with Bin Laden’s and Other Stories

Being a foreign correspondent also means sampling local food, sometimes for long stretches..In culinary terms, the Middle East is a particularly rich beat for a visiting Westerner reporter. Whether you're at a banquet with Jordan's royal family in Amman or snacking on what's available while under mortar fire in Afghanistan, the region never fails to deliver an interesting meal. Some offerings are delicious, others unbearable, while few staples arerepeated endlessly.British journalist Robert Fisk takes his own tour.