Saudi Aramco World: March/April 2014 - page 2

March/April 2014
saudiaramcoworld.com
saudiaramcoworld.com
March/April 2014
Published Bimonthly Vol. 65, No. 2
Saudi Aramco, the oil company born as an international
enterprise more than eighty years ago, distributes Saudi
Aramco World to increase cross-cultural understand-
ing. The magazine’s goal is to broaden knowledge of
the cultures, history and geography of the Arab and
Muslim worlds and their connections with the West.
Saudi Aramco World is distributed without charge, upon
request, to a limited number of interested readers.
Back Cover
Publisher
Saudi Arabian Oil Company
(Saudi Aramco)
Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
President and CEO
Khalid A. Al-Falih
Vice President
Saudi Aramco Affairs
Mohammed Y. Al-Qahtani
General Manager
Public Affairs
Essam Z. Tawfiq
Manager
Public Relations
Tareq M. Al-Ghamdi
Editor
Robert Arndt
Managing Editor
Dick Doughty
Assistant Editor
Arthur P. Clark
Circulation
Edna Catchings
Administration
Sarah Miller
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77252-2106 USA
ISSN
1530-5821
Sweet or hot, fresh or dried,
chopped, ground, flaked
or whole, five species of
Capsicum and their dozens
of varieties set taste buds
tingling from North Africa
and Hungary to China and
Indonesia within just 50 years
of their introduction. Photo by
Deana Sidney.
Captain’s notes on a marine chart
of the Bosporus’ southern mouth
hint at the expertise the strait has
always demanded from seamen,
who today carry out a sequence
of seven precision turns amid a
swarm of commuter ferries and
fishing boats, as well as the strait’s
own notorious eddies and cross-
currents. Photo by Matthieu Paley.
Chiles’ Global
Warming
Written and photographed
by Deana Sidney
Vying with Ottomans and
Arabs for trade routes to black
pepper–rich India, Columbus
and those who followed
ignited trade in New World
Capsicum or “chile” peppers,
which, unlike black pepper,
adapted easily almost
everywhere they were carried.
From Morocco to Indonesia, by
Silk Road and sea, chiles have
been transforming tastes,
improving nutrition and
enriching culinary identities
ever since.
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The Immigrant’s Progress
Written and illustrated by Norman MacDonald
“Without immigration, there is no progress, I have been told. In few places is this as true as
Amsterdam, my own adopted home,” writes the author and artist, who bicycled into his neighbor-
hood to listen and sketch Kader, Karim, Leena, Nora, Fahim, Karsu, Osman and others.
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Publisher
Aramco Services Company
9009 West Loop South
Houston, Texas 77096
USA
President
Nabeel M. Amudi
Director
Public Affairs
Ali M. Al Mutairi
Editor
Robert Arndt
Managing Editor
Dick Doughty
Assistant Editor
Arthur P. Clark
C rculation
Edna Catchings
dministration
Sarah Miller
Print Design
and Production
Graphic Engine Design
Printed in the USA
RR Donnelley/Wetmore
Digital Design
and Production
eSiteful Corporation
Online Translations
RR Donnelley Global
Translations
Address editorial
correspondence to:
The Editor
Saudi Aramco World
Post Office Box 2106
Houston, Texas
77252-2106 USA
ISSN
1530-5821
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