BREAD – FLAT BREAD is still today a staple of the Egyptian diet, like it was thousands of years ago for the Ancient Egyptians. Made only of flour, water, and salt, how it can be good? Maybe the secrets lies in the baking or the oven?
Walking along main street in El Gezira, on the West Bank of Luxor, bread popping out of an oven stopped me. When I walked closer a man came out of the store, and smiling at me he asked, “You want to see? Inside?” — Did I? Of course I did! And I wanted to take pictures, but just holding up one’s phone and snapping away is often not welcomed.
“My name Mahmoud, this my store,” he said proudly while showing me around. When I took my phone out of my pocket, he asked, “You want picture?” I nodded and he continued,” You take picture, OK!” So I took picture!……..
………..and thanking him for his kindness, I bought some of his bread for our lunch – warm, right out of the oven it was delicious – how can just flour, water, and salt taste so good?
P.S. Flat Bread has now arrived on our shores and is eaten regularly by many American