Thursday, July 31, 2014

Shwarma: to take away and take to

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Today's idea for City Daily Photo theme day is "Take away store."
Every CDP blogger will have quite a different example to show you. 


One of the things I miss about Jerusalem are the shwarma stands on just about every corner.
For a little over 20 shekels you can get a whole delicious meal in a paper bag.

It is fun to watch the man "shave" the nicely-spiced chicken and turkey and/or lamb  meat off the turning skewer, stuff it in a pita, and add salads, humus, tehina, and French fries on top.


And a nice story about shwarma in today's Chabad.org/News.  Rabbi Danny Cohen tells this:

I visited soldiers on Sunday, right on the front lines in one of the areas where the units go in and come out. Our staff has been making daily visits to these places. After a few days, due to the generous support of others, we realized that for the time being, they have enough underwear, socks and toiletries for now to open a Costco. . . .
Instead, we have a friend/donor who insisted on sponsoring hot food for the soldiers, who are used to being served airplane-quality cuisine.
So we rolled into the area with 350 portions of hot shwarma in pitas.
The soldiers said at first, they thought it was an illusion due to the heat ... they were so appreciative that was hard to find someone who didn’t want to put on tefillin as well.
On Wednesday, we brought 450 falafel in pita sandwiches, again from sponsors (blessings on their heads). This was met with countless smiles; the food provides energy and nourishment for the soldiers. And about 150 guys wrapped tefillin.

See photos of the soldiers with their shwarma at Chabad News
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16 comments:

Peter van den Besselaar said...

Yummie! Nice picture.

Cloudia said...

Feed those boys and girls!


Shalom, Dina

William Kendall said...

I particularly like the expression of that second man. We have these places here, but I've never tried shwarma myself. I should remedy that.

Jim said...

Good take away shop post.

Kate said...

How considerate. . .food for the troops is definitely a winner. When I saw the thumbnail on the portal, for a minute I thought it was an automated machine like those back in New York City in the '50's!

Oakland Daily Photo said...

I've seen shawrma shops, especially in Paris, but never tried it. Maybe next time I'll be more open to trying it.

Petrea Burchard said...

The shwarma reminds me of gyros, does it seem so to you? We used to get them in Chicago all the time.

cieldequimper said...

Yum!

Zosia said...

A vertical rotisserie - interesting how similar cooking techniques are adapted in different ways in various countries.
Hoping for peace in your part of the world.

James said...

It looks delicious! I like mine sliced thin and a little crispy. :-)

VP said...

I'll always take the falafels!

LOLfromPasa said...

Lovely post. Touching story and great take away store shots.

Melanie Dawn said...

Nice!

william braquemard said...

Nice pictures. Shwarma looks like doner kebab, very tasty.

Kay said...

I miss having this. This is gyros in Chicago, right... and doner in Turkey?

Anonymous said...

What a heartwarming story. I wish I could taste this food. Thank you for helping to educate me with your very interesting post.
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