• About Irwin Arieff

    Irwin Arieff is a veteran writer and editor with extensive experience writing about international diplomacy and food, cooking and restaurants. Before leaving daily journalism in 2007, he was a Reuters correspondent for 23 years, serving in senior posts in Washington, Paris and New York as well as at the United Nations. He also wrote restaurant reviews for The Washington Post and Washington City Paper in the 1980s and 1990s with his wife, Deborah Baldwin.

    Momosan: Ramen Specialties Cooked by an Iron Chef

    by  • June 9, 2016 • UN EATS • 

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    Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email SubscribeSubscribe to PassBlueSubscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox. Thank you for subscribing.Something went wrong.We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriouslyIt started out as fast and filling food for impoverished students. Now ramen is a huge commodity and restaurants...

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    Poké, a Hawaiian Import, Makes Big Waves on 38th Street

    by  • April 28, 2016 • UN EATS • 

    Sons of Thunder offers the latest trend, the poké bowl, originating from Hawaii. IRWIN ARIEFF

    Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email SubscribeSubscribe to PassBlueSubscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox. Thank you for subscribing.Something went wrong.We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriouslyEntering Sons of Thunder, past pictures of surfboards and surfing, you might think this Murray Hill restaurant is dedicated...

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    Foxy John’s: A Flat-Screen Jungle, Volume Turned Low

    by  • January 7, 2016 • UN EATS • 

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    Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email SubscribeSubscribe to PassBlueSubscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox. Thank you for subscribing.Something went wrong.We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriouslyFoxy John’s calls itself an Irish bar, and it’s true that Guinness and Jameson flow there freely. But the...

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    Falling Flat in Syria: How Not to Fight Jihad

    by  • February 20, 2016 • BOOKS • 

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    Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email SubscribeSubscribe to PassBlueSubscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox. Thank you for subscribing.Something went wrong.We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriouslySun Tzu’s classic work on the art of war advises would-be warriors to “know your enemy.” What were Western...

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    The Best Bets at UrbanSpace Vanderbilt, a New Food Hall Near Grand Central

    by  • October 29, 2015 • UN EATS • 

    Roberta's, the wood-fired pizza that wowed Brooklyn, has popped up in Manhattan at UrbanSpace Vanderbilt. IRWIN ARIEFF

    Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email SubscribeSubscribe to PassBlueSubscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox. Thank you for subscribing.Something went wrong.We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriouslyIn the beginning, chefs created amazing food in Manhattan, and the critics said their restaurants were good. Then the...

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    Housing in South Africa: Making the Most Out of Very Little

    by  • August 18, 2015 • Africa, Cities • 

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    Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email SubscribeSubscribe to PassBlueSubscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox. Thank you for subscribing.Something went wrong.We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriouslyCAPE TOWN — Declarations that people have a right to adequate housing are a dime a dozen. Among the...

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    The Surprising Confessions of a Peacemaker

    by  • July 18, 2015 • BOOKS • 

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    Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email SubscribeSubscribe to PassBlueSubscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox. Thank you for subscribing.Something went wrong.We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriouslyWhen war breaks out, you would think the easy answer would be to send in a United Nations peacekeeping...

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    Ah, Wilderness: Escaping to Tuttles’ Backyard

    by  • June 25, 2015 • UN EATS • 

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    Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email SubscribeSubscribe to PassBlueSubscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox. Thank you for subscribing.Something went wrong.We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriouslyIt’s a balmy summer evening, but the United Nations neighborhood has few places where you can grab a beer...

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    If Africa Is So Rich, Why Is It So Poor?

    by  • May 18, 2015 • BOOKS • 11 Comments

    Coltan mining in DRCMining coltan, a mineral used in the fabrication of cell phones, in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Photo by Responsible Sourcing Network

    Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email SubscribeSubscribe to PassBlueSubscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox. Thank you for subscribing.Something went wrong.We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriouslyThey call it the Curse of Riches. Although the African continent is blessed with gold, diamonds, oil, coltan, bauxite,...

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    Serious Sushi Tempts Customers to a Restaurant With No Name

    by  • April 9, 2015 • UN EATS • 1 Comment

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    Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email SubscribeSubscribe to PassBlueSubscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox. Thank you for subscribing.Something went wrong.We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriouslyIt started out as a health food store. Maybe you never went inside, but it was easy to spot...

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