The New York Times recently ran an article in its travel section on food in Amman, painting it as the “stable center” of the Middle East. After reading it once over, I picked a few things that annoyed me but I brushed them aside. More recently, someone else who read the piece brought it to my attention again and ever since, its been, eating away at me, for lack of a better term.
When detailing Reem Cafateria on the first circle, the article read:
Six men in curiously neat, pressed red jackets and matching baseball caps stand shoulder to shoulder in an assembly line making Reemâ€™s only dish: warm roast beef sandwiches.
Correct me if I’m wrong, but I’m pretty sure that shawarmah is NOT roast beef. I mean, not even close.
Ok. Sorry. Had to get that off my chest.