Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Syrian Food and Spice

What comes to mind when you think of Middle Eastern food? Hommus, baba ghanouj, mahammara,olives,mutabal, fattoush, kibbeh,borak- it's all delicious. Some of the restaurants were a bit disgusted with us  because after our fill of wonderful savoury pastries and dips and salads there simply wasn't room for another thing- or the main course for that matter.

Then there is the spice souq- wonderful smells  and colours, fresh fruit and vegetables( all seasonal - everything is grown in Syria)

The "mobile" juicing stands, loaded with strawberries at this time of year and with the remaining pomegranates.

6 comments:

Sharne's Bit 'n' Bobs said...

Lovely photos.

sophie munns said...

when can i get myself over there....this looks divine...love your blog by the way - the recent work for sale is fabulous!
best,
sophie

Joei Rhode Island said...

Oh, yum....I can just smell all the wonderful spices and see the colors. Lovely photos.

aykayem said...

aaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhrrggggggghhhhhhhhhh - you are making me hungry!!!

Karen S said...

The pictures, the food, oh my -- completely delicious!

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

that looks so amazing!!! I want to come... can i? be right down!