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The Carton is a quarterly publication about food culture and the Middle East

Greetings! This is Jade George and Rawan Gebran and we’re the founders of The Carton, an independent quarterly publication that tells the story of Middle Eastern culture through its food. Work on The Carton began in Lebanon in July of 2011 when we established Art And Then Some, a happy ideas factory and independent publishing house.

The idea behind The Carton was to capture the essence of our complex, hot-topic culture through something that makes up the foundationof its every tradition. We wanted to tackle aspects of this culture be it sociopolitical or anthropological from a lighter angle. And to do this, we chose food.

We work with a rotation of professional and emerging creatives, and this gives them a platform to showcase at times very experimental work without shunning their creative juices. We sit together at the beginning of each quarter and brainstorm an internal theme that we’ve chosen, to come up with something fresh and interesting every time.

Our in-house illustrations are by our talented Sara Ali, who does everything by hand, as in no tablets, no digital nothing. Sara even paints with real food like zaatar, olive oil and carob molasses.

In The Carton, you’ll find memoires, tales and even poems of food culture in the Middle East or from the Middle East. We make sure to give visuals a fair amount of space in our issues and let our features breathe. This is also to celebrate and give justice to the amount of work that has gone into each illustration, photograph and design.

You’ll realise that we make it a point not to have titles on the cover to leave room for the reader to make what they want out of the issue, making it a timeless collectible. The only place you’ll see our internal theme stated is on the spine (have a lookie!).

So The Carton is not a “reviews and recipes magazine”. It is a publication that you will find recipes in though, ones that we’ve carefully selected and portrayed in an alternative way to serve a purpose. Every recipe included makes a difference to the message we’re trying to put across and adds to the whole archiving function that The Carton aims to perform.

Seeing as we’re going for print but we love our environment, we’ve sourced the most environmentally-friendly paper available in Lebanon – where we print. We make sure our paper is made with pulp from well-managed forests and is FSC and PEFC certified.

  • in english (Lebanon) 
  • artandthensome.com 
  • 4 issues per year 
  • 88 pages


A propos de ce numéro


Jazz Manouche issue

This issue isn't about how simsmiyyeh is both a gooey sesame treat and an awkward Middle Eastern musical instrument to which most of us were oblivious. Spring can really hang you up the most as Fitzgerald once said, so we felt that things could use a little jazzing up. No matter where you're spending your April and whether chestnuts are in blossom or not, it's time you've turned your players back on. Shall we listen to our grumblings now?

(en français ci-dessous)

We ship worldwide. Free domestic (parcel with tracking and signature) and international delivery (without tracking and signature) for all orders equal or above CHF 199.-.

- Shipping cost depends on the total weight of your order. (a magazine is 350 gr. on average).
- Maximum weight for an international order is 5 kg *. For more, please contact us by email.
- As mentioned in our general terms, by ordering on our website, you import your items and accept to pay for potential duties (VAT, importation fees).
- As mentioned in our general terms, no insurance or tracking ID are provided for international shipping.
- Delivery time is 3-5 days for Liechtenstein and Switzerland, 5-10 days for Europe and up to 25 days for other areas (Pacific, US).

Switzerland & Liechtenstein

Standard letter 0.0 kg - 0.249 kg | CHF 2.00
Standard letter 0.25 kg - 0.49 kg |CHF 3.00
Standard letter 0.5 kg - 0.99 kg | CHF 5.00
Signature letter (Courrier A Plus) | + CHF 3.50
Parcel with tracking | CHF 9.00
Parcel with tracking and signature | CHF 11.00

France & Europe

0.0 kg - 0.249 kg | CHF 5.00
0.25 kg - 0.49 kg | CHF 9.00
0.5 kg - 0.99 kg | CHF 11.00
1.0 kg - 1.99 kg | CHF 15.00
2.0 kg - 5.0 kg | CHF 20.00

Other countries

0.0 kg - 0.249 kg | CHF 7.00
0.25 kg - 0.49 kg | CHF 10.00
0.5 kg - 0.99 kg | CHF 15.00
1.0 kg - 1.99 kg | CHF 20.00
2.0 kg - 5.0 kg | CHF 30.00

* Except for France, Monaco and Liechtenstein (up to 20 kg).


Nous expédions partout dans le monde. Tous les frais de port sont gratuits dès CHF 199.- d'achat (colis avec suivi et remis sur signature en Suisse).

- Les frais de port sont calculés automatiquement selon le poids total de votre commande (un magazine pèse 350 gr. en moyenne).
- Le poids maximal d'une commande pour l'international est de 5 kg *. Au-delà, merci de nous contacter par email.
- Comme mentionné dans nos conditions générales de vente, en commandant sur ce site web, vous prenez en charge l'importation des produits dans votre pays, ainsi que les éventuels frais relatifs (TVA, frais d'importation).
- Comme mentionné dans nos conditions générales de vente, l'expédition à l'international ne comprend pas d'assurance, ni de numéro de suivi.
- Les délais de livraison sont d'environ 3-5 jours pour la Suisse et le Liechtenstein, 5-10 jours pour l'Europe et jusqu'à 25 jours pour les autres régions (Pacifique, Etats-Unis).

Suisse & Liechtenstein

Courrier 0.0 kg - 0.249 kg | CHF 2.00
Courrier 0.25 kg - 0.49 kg | CHF 3.00
Courrier 0.5 kg - 0.99 kg | CHF 5.00
Courrier A Plus | + CHF 3.50
Colis avec suivi | CHF 9.00
Colis avec suivi et signature | CHF 11.00

France & Europe

0.0 kg - 0.249 kg | CHF 5.00
0.25 kg - 0.49 kg | CHF 9.00
0.5 kg - 0.99 kg | CHF 11.00
1.0 kg - 1.99 kg | CHF 15.00
2.0 kg - 5.0 kg | CHF 20.00

Autres pays

0.0 kg - 0.249 kg | CHF 7.00
0.25 kg - 0.49 kg | CHF 10.00
0.5 kg - 0.99 kg | CHF 15.00
1.0 kg - 1.99 kg | CHF 20.00
2.0 kg - 5.0 kg | CHF 30.00

* Sauf pour la France, Monaco et le Liechtenstein (jusqu'à 20 kg).

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