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Flat Bread

IMG_2991It’s made in fired ovens. David thinks that it’s two layers and the ‘puffy’ bread rises because of the construction of the dough. To me the dough looks like a single pancake. They make a lot of it. It’s the sliced bread of life here. IMG_2992It’s the Middle East equivalent of French bread served in NY. And then there’s the Tandoori oven. They slap pieces of dough against the sides and make another form of bread. When I attended a banquet at a home, there was a portable Tandoori available for on the spot baking. My assessment – it sure beats sliced white ‘Wonder Bread.’IMG_3001It looks like there’s something stuffed inside. Either way the food is good.IMG_2999Since we were in the outdoor kitchen, it afforded us a view to some pretty good cooking. IMG_3002

3 responses

  1. The food looks good. I think I would like that bread. I know I would enjoy experiencing the culture too, although Americans are not well received there I am guessing.

    February 17, 2014 at 10:08 pm

  2. Americans are well regarded. I’m sure there is some political animosity and there are the religious differences. However, I have patients traveling from far distances to see the “American” surgeon. Then, I fail the stereotype look. According to my assistant the patients are expecting a tall blonde rugged “American” not an “oriental Asian” appearing man. In fact the culture here has in many ways embraced American pop culture. There are differences in typical food, of which flat bread is one. Much like bread is served in US restaurants, flat bread is what comes to the table here.

    February 17, 2014 at 10:42 pm

  3. Bread, a universal symbol . . . not sure of what, but something I could never give up. Have yet to find Italian bread here in CA that compares with back East. I have been told, the water makes the difference and there is one pizza maker here who imports water from NY to make his dough – makes a difference.

    February 18, 2014 at 11:17 am

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