Middle Eastern markets are amazing. Imagine yourself walking through ancient city streets lined with shops and open-air markets selling anything you can imagine, and the scent of jasmine and spices wafting through the air. You’re sipping metteh (an herbal tea) or maybe snacking on roasted nuts. You pass a couple of elderly gentlemen who are laughing while playing a game of cards and smoking a hookah, which smells beautifully of apple and licorice. You stop, look around, and inhale deeply, taking in as much as you can and trying to freeze this moment before it slips by. (Have I mentioned I love Middle Eastern markets? :) ) (more…)
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I’m Back! (With Pictures of Souk al Hamidiyah in Damascus & Other Middle Eastern Food & Spice Markets)Tuesday, April 19th, 2011
Mike and I are back from the Middle East! We had an amazing time and we want to thank all of you who expressed concern for us. Since my blog is in no way political, I won’t get into the issues that are going on over there right now, but I will say that never at any point did we feel as though we were in harm’s way. While there, we experienced quite a different scenario than the picture that the news painted; all I have to say is that in a world where television ratings are valued higher than truth, be careful what you believe on the news. And get a second (or third) source if you can.
I’m thrilled because I have tons of pictures to share with you: pictures of old places, landmarks, markets, and foods. I’m planning to divide the pictures into different categories and spread out the posts so they’re not overwhelming, and interspersed with the pictures I may add little tidbits of culture or information. Of course, my first batch of pictures is mainly of food…after all, that’s what my blog is all about. ;)
And I just have to say, I MISSED YOU ALL! (And I’m looking forward to catching up on reading your blogs!) (more…)