Friday, 6 February 2009

Palestinian Beans!

In solidarity with our Palestinian brethren we thought we'd utilise the gigantic amount of traffic our blog receives (spot the vast over statement..) to help a good cause, the Disasters Emergency Committees "Gaza Crisis Appeal".

Unlike the BBC we figured we were canny enough to walk this metaphorical tightrope of controversiality whilst still avoiding that partisan problem so tricky in respected public service bodies such as ourselves and the Beeb. Mostly because this is a food blog, food had to be involved at some point, so here it is, an introduction to Palestinian cuisine - Ful medames...

Ful medames is often eaten at breakfast and involves Fava beans mashed up a bit and then slow cooked with olive oil, onion, garlic and lemon juice. As it's very filling some religious people like to eat it for breakfast on days when they have to fast between sunrise and sunset...we consider this cheating a little bit.

Mine came from a tin and tasted great with a bit of yogurt!

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