Friday, January 28, 2011

Jerusalem's ever-changing shuk

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Shuk Machaneh Yehuda has been undergoing gentrification.
It's not just for apples and potatoes anymore.
Some shops in the open-air market are now selling luxury (as in, "ready to take home") food, like fresh ravioli and gnocchi.
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You don't even have to enter the shop to see the fancy stuff.
It tempts you from outside display cases.
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Reflected in the glass (for James' Weekend Reflections) is the arched white covering that spans between the stalls on either side of some, but not all, of the market's streets, providing shade in summer or an umbrella in winter.
The big fans keep a little air circulating in the heat of summer.
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With all due respect to pasta, I was drawn more to the other end of the display.
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For today's Food for Thoughts meme, Rob and Mandy ask what our idea of the best food is.
Here you see mine: dark chocolate in any shape or form!
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Have a sweet and peaceful Sabbath. Shabbat shalom!
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23 comments:

Hels said...

yummmmmmmmmm
No horrid plastic wrapping...
just fresh delicious food to be carried away!

anjoe playhouse said...

Your food must be superduper seen with a danish eye ;-)
Woaw, dear friend!

Gine said...

Jolis ventilateurs ...

Sara said...

It's a difficult choice between pasta and chocolates for me! But I admit I spent more time studying the chocolates photo than the pasta photo...those flowers and hearts interest me, and the confections with popsicle sticks and are those cinnamon sticks? in the front of the display case.

RuneE said...

And I have just had my dinner! :-)

Malyss said...

Ohh, truly tempting!

LauraX said...

Yum! Shabbat Shalom:)

Leif Hagen said...

I'm wish you, Dina! I would have started down at the chocolate section - life is uncertain!
Happy weekend to ya'

Dina said...

Hels, good point.

Shalom to the Anjoe Playhouse in Denmark. When you say "danish" is arouses my appetite for a sweetroll by that name. :)

Gine, you know, before the Academy of the Hebrew language invented a modern word for fan, we used to say "ventilator."

Sara, I guess so, they sure look like cinnamon sticks, although I'd hate to bite into one. The sign there says "Artic shokolad bta'amim". That harks back to the old and simple frozen "artik" bars in various flavors and sort of plays with the words and our memories. And each one now costs 15 shekels or $4!

Rune, no problem. Always room for a dessert or even two. :)

Kay said...

OOOOhhhhhh.... me, too! I wonder what those silver looking balls in the left corner are. I blew it up but I still can't tell.

Francisca said...

Dina, we can add one more thing to our list of "in common"... dark chocolate! But the rest of those goodies I would never say no to either... YUM!

Kim, USA said...

Hmmm that is yummy!! Happy Friday!
Weekend Reflection

Pietro said...

I see there ravioli, gnocchi and other kinds of pasta (maybe cappelletti and fusilli?...)! The chocolates are attractive too!

Dina said...

Malyss, tempting yes. But I was strong and did not give in to temptation.

LauraX, this food would be a nice Shabbat treat.

Leif, life IS short, especially with the current situation in the neighbor countries.

Kay, I have no idea what those silvery balls might be. Next trip to the shuk I will study that display more carefully (or take better pictures with all the labels).

Francisca, life in the market is good, for the moment.

VP said...

I'll take the pasta and the some chocolate...

Dina said...

VP, that would be the logical order.
I didn't take any of it.

Winchester Daily Photos said...

The chocolate stuff looks yummy & the ravioli not bad too!

ρομπερτ said...

How alluring a sight ! The weekend sweet and nice for you.


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James said...

I like looking at cases filled with interesting food. The reflection is like the icing on the cake.

Kay L. Davies said...

Well, I see our mutual friend Kay beat me to it...my eye was caught by the silver balls in the bottom left corner, too, Dina. Now you have to Kays wanting you to go back to the market to identify them.
Meanwhile, the rest of the food, both pasta and chocolate, looks delicious, and I can definitely see the overhead fans reflected below.
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

JM said...

Yummy! :-)

'Tsuki said...

Comment nous faire venir l'eau à la bouche, hein... Coquine !

Dimple said...

The chocolate looks much more appealing than the pasta to me!