In a world rife with pain, violence, and strife, focusing on shared food traditions can remind us of our collective humanity and refocus us on what we have in common. Yogurt is among the most ancient, truly global foods there is.
Modern Israelis and Palestinians eat yogurt. Armenians and Turks eat yogurt. Indians, Pakistanis, Iranians, Iraqis, Greeks, Albanians, Russians, Bulgarians, Americans, Serbs, Canadians, New Zealanders, and Filipinos eat yogurt. And that’s just the smallest slice.