Bazaar Memories – Shakshuka and its International Heritage...

Jun 10, 2011 by

Five years ago I went with two friends on a fabulous trip to Israel and Turkey. We have a long entwined history and consider ourselves ‘family’ since I introduced them and eventually officiated at their wedding. We have an abiding love for each other, for adventure, and a matching obsession for all things food-related. In Istanbul we did the standard sightseeing, often book-ended by visits to the Grand Bazaar. We wandered around, always getting lost, entranced by the colors of the shawls, the intricate patterned pottery, the rug merchants extolling their carpets’ charms and price. One lunch time, when hunger overcame us, we discovered a small food stand with tables in front and wound up ordering, and practically inhaling, the best egg dish we had ever had. It had a spicy, deeply flavored tomato...

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