One of the delights of going anywhere is sampling the food.Another is discovering instant folk art.
Here is a little restaurant just off derb Dabachi where the painter of the awning has had fun depicting the local specialities. Internationally famous chefs apparently approve... Arabic is written phonetically --unlike pesky English. No prizes for guessing who Jimmy Hollver is!
Robert's favorite olive seller in the Mellah Market.
He likes his olives extra spicy.
How they glisten!
Good, fresh, raw ingredients are the key to good cooking.......
What abundance! Strawberries are in season now.
A simple couscous with seven vegetables at
Grand Cafe de la Poste.
Salads for Sunday lunch at Villa Riad el Arsa.
Notice the one with oranges and strawberries and cucumber
and mint and all the little decorations round the edges.
And for dessert --oranges again and strawberries.
Imagine having so much fruit and so many veggies you scarcely know what to do with it all...
Then little pastries with nuts and honey. The ones on the top row look like ripe figs.