Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Z at Jaffa Gate -- a quiz

This first picture is a test of your Israel knowledge.
No guessing. Either you know what it is or you don't.
Hint: It's inside the Jaffa Gate.
Hint 2: It starts with Z (for ABC Wednesday).

OK, here are the boys mixing a little za'atar and a little salt and twisting shut the pieces of paper (sometimes newspaper) into a tiny bundle.
You get one when you buy a sesame-covered oval "bageleh" from the Arab seller's cart.
He is always at the Jaffa Gate.

Even my toddler granddaughter knows how to dip her bageleh in za'atar before each bite.
To see a mountain of za'atar, topped by a tiny Dome of the Rock, click here.


Meryl said...

What a fun interactive post! I never liked bagalah's preferring the lafa loaves myself!!!

Kay L. Davies said...

Wow, learn something new every day, the say, and this is new to me but sounds fascinating. I hope we get there some day to try it.

VP said...

I didn't know this...

Robert Geiss said...

This is new to me as well. Sounds like an adventure not to be missed. Please have a good Wednesday.

crystal said...

I had no idea what it was :)

Sounds yummy.

Roger Owen Green said...

great narrative
ROG, ABC Wednesday team.

chubskulit said...

Another fascinating Z post.

Rose, ABC Wednesday Team

cieldequimper said...

Pity I have a jawbone inflammation...

Kay said...

This is so cute. I'll bet my granddaughter would love that. She loves dipping bread in sauces.

JM said...

I would have never guessed. So cool!