Live always at the edge of poetic possibilty, even in the face of severe prose. - Walter Bruggemann


Wednesday, February 25, 2009

ABC Wednesday - F

F is for Fabulous, Fantastic FOOD So what's special about this food? After all it just looks like a plate of tomatoes, fruit and cheese, right? But no! This platter of fabulous food I devoured at the Austrian Hospice in the Old City of Jerusalem. It was a warm spring day teetering on hot. It was midday and the patio was open for lunch. It's on the second floor of the hospice. All I had to do was to go to the edge of the patio to look over into the streets of the Muslim Quarter. The Palestinian Taybeh (pronounced tie-bay) beer quenched our thirst as we listened to the sound of the muezzin in the background. What you don't see here is the delicious apple strudel that they are known for. The best in the Holy Land!



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14 comments:

Dina said...

Fun! A fine old place, the Austrian Hospice. Maybe someday I'll try that studel.

naturglede said...

You got me hungry. Love it! Have a fun abc:)

Tyra in Vaxholm said...

Yes please, it looks lovely.

Food, flowers, friends, festival I've seen so many great F's today I think a could live in the world of F's

xoxo Tyra

Mara said...

Sometimes it's not really about the food, but about the atmosphere and the company and the weather and the surroundings. And then even the simplest food tastes like it was made by the Gods themselves!

Babooshka said...

That a refreshing feast for the eyes.

Crystal Jigsaw said...

That food looks very tempting. I went to Israel in 1997 and it was a trip I will never forget.

CJ xx

Joy said...

Cheese and beer what more could a person want.

Tumblewords: said...

My idea of a perfect lunch! OR dinner! Great photo and interesting narrative.

Berthddu Suit said...

Oh my goodness, that looks wonderful.

magiceye said...

the presentation makes all the difference! and oc course the ambiance! lovely!

Tammie Lee said...

This looks like perfect food to me. Beautiful and healthy. I love simply eating food as it grows. Yum

Jay said...

Mmm! Apple Strudel! I bet they don't serve it with custard though, and that's I love it!

You're making me hungry!

uncleawang said...

Look like a healthy food.Lovely & Thanks for viewing my ABC.Have a nice day.

Carol said...

Looks refreshing on a hot day...I just love lunch on the patio...Nice F choice