Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Breakfast of Champions

Work at the excavation stops at 10am for "second breakfast". "First breakfast" is taken at home and is normally just tea and maybe a biscuit or two, so after working hard for two and a half hours the team needs nourishment. Tamayya (the Egyptian falafel) sandwiches are often purchased but today we had fuul (baked fava beans). The presentation was beautiful with the bread, onions, and hot pepper and salt on the side for individual seasoning, reminding me of the overflowing offering tables depicted on tomb paintings. I wasn't hungry but the fuul was so tasty that I ate the whole serving, spooning up the beans with pieces of bread. Delicious! And nourishing too!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

... Oh beloved, let me become a hungry archeaologist ... mmmm