So, I used to mock my dad for drinking his tea in a glass. It didn't make sense. Didn't he burn his fingers? Why, just plain old, why?
As a tea lover, I recently visited Morocco and had tea multiple times every. single. day. Traditionally, they serve their tea in small glasses. Since returning, I've been enjoying my tea in a glass.
It dawned on me today, as I grabbed a glass, not unlike my father does almost religiously every evening, that he may be more cool and cultured than me.
Some photos taken by N.A.
While this may be the case, I think I ate Haifa, Akko, Naharriya, Galilee, Tel Aviv...om nom nom! The food was delicious! In Akko, I was treated with coffee (which may be akin to us Malawians offering a respected guest with a hen or rooster...or maybe first dibs on the food ;-D).
My recommendations on places to go in Haifa:
Now, if you are ever headed to Akko, stop by the Old City and visit Uncle Yusuf's Campagna Corner. Uncle Yusuf is a fascinating gentleman. He speaks over five languages, even known to shout at tourists in their presumed language, welcoming them to his corner. Uncle Yusuf has lived around the world and humbly began his business with a single pomegranate juice cart. The food he offers at his corner is absolutely delicious, and if you tell him you know me (the smiling girl from Malawi), maybe you will be treated to some coffee.
Lastly, if you ever find yourself en route to Nazareth in the middle of the night, like I did with a friend, there is a small, lovely town called Kafr Manda. Two circles in to the town, there is a restaurant adjacent to a 24 hour grocery store that serves delicious food.
To check out photos of food I enjoyed whilst in Israel, including bites from the above, click this link!
Besides enjoying 'good eats', my sister and I attempt to recreate dishes we have enjoyed elsewhere. Friends sometimes join us in the trial and error. Some attempts are more successful than others.