by Francis Andrews in Cool Travel on Thursday 21 March 2013

This Pittsburgh-based takeout, Conflict Kitchen, switches cuisines every six months. For a while, it may be serving Cuban food; later it’ll be Afghan. Then Iranian. Why? Because all the countries it themes its food on have been on the receiving end of some sort of US punishment, whether armed invasion or sanctions. It’s a brilliant idea, and offers customers the medium of food to access cultures the US government portrays as malevolent.