The rituals of preparing and sharing meals form an integral part of Middle Eastern culture. Countries, cities, ethnic groups – everyone clings to their particular culinary traditions and demands fiercely that they be recognised as the best, the tastiest, the most authentic. The city of Aleppo in particular enjoys a well-deserved reputation as the culinary capital of the Middle East. It should come as no surprise, then, that feeding armies in the Middle East is quite an affair. Spend a day in the kitchens that supply the Free Syrian Army as they shop for ingredients, prepare breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and bring the food to the front lines.