Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Forest to Plate in Kfar Sallama, Galilee


The most delicious vegetarian lunch I've ever tasted!

This young Bedouin brought huge trays to our tour group directly from the kitchen window of the family preparing all these fresh dishes.

Here the basket of hot pita came.
All the ingredients were local, in season, organic, and -- did I say? -- delicious!
Some were grown right there in the yard where we ate, while some were gathered in the wild.
In fact, the business card of  the family enterprise reads  FOREST to PLATE.

Right there in the yard, between the modern houses of this village in the Galilee, is a diwan, a Bedouin tent of hospitality.
If our tour group from Meitar had been a few decades younger, we could have eaten inside, sitting on the ground.
You can see video of guests dancing there to live Arab flute music at The Bedouin Experience in the Galilee page on Facebook.
Their website is in Hebrew but has photos and music.

The old traditional Bedouin embroidered dresses are always nice to see.

The Galilee is covered with olive trees and still the oil production does not meet the local demand.
So many foods are made with olive oil.
In the garden an old olive crushing stone was on display.

Right under an olive tree!

One of the village's mosques.

Kfar Sallama has more than 3,100 inhabitants.

A photo of the village from 2008, from Wikipedia.  I'm sure Kfar Sallama has expanded since then.
Very interesting is this list and map of Arab localities in Israel.
Check out the Northern District (ya'ani, the Galilee) especially.
(Linking to ABC Wednesday K-day.)


William Kendall said...

The Bedouin tent really stands out!

Hels said...

That huge tray of food is the most delicious vegetarian lunch I've ever seen! I don't eat any red meat ever, and fish is too hot to cook in summer, so the selection you show is a perfect selection. Especially someone else is doing the preparation and serving :)

Sandi said...

Such a beautiful view!

Love the tent too. Looks inviting.

Trubes said...

The food looks amazing and so colourful,
the inside building is lovely and looks extremely inviting,
with the warm tapestry and drapes,
It reminds me of some of the
Locantas in Turkey that we have visited so often, in rimes gone by.
Thanks for sharing this with us, I am feeling very
hungry now,
Best wishes,
ABCw team.

Melody Steenkamp said...

Seems like a wonderful and tastful meeting ;-)

Fun and food, are good together

Have a nice ABC-day / -week
♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (abc-w-team)

Alice said...

I love this blog , the food looks yummy and loved the tour you gave us, Dina

Cloudia said...

Thank you for sharing this!

Roger Owen Green said...

nice variety of food

Petrea Burchard said...

It looks wonderful.