I am Anthony E. Savvides. This is my blog.

Reflections & adventures of a writer at heart, a journalist by trade and a waiter by night.

Papa’s plate, a sight for sore eyes. (More mmm mmm food.)

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Last night, for the first time in quite some time, Mohammed cooked, this time for both of Matt and I. (Last time he cooked for us, he served the poached egg dish pictured in my last post. He also made me a lentil soup when I got sick before the Badia. More on that at another time, in another post.)

We arrived promptly at 10 p.m., on time for once, and walked through the door as he completed his masterpiece of a meal.

Three plates were set on the table, the white ceramic a stark contrast to the line of bright red tomato slices, hugging the sides of the plate like a set of parentheses. And the top of the plate- twelve o’clock, if you will- three long slices of cucumber arranged as a three-leaf clover, topped with one, vibrant piece of lemon.

In the few moments it took to walk into the bedroom, drop off my backpack and slide off the sneakers, the piece of art was complete. What had been an empty, white, framed center was now filled with chunks of deep brown meat sautéed with onions. The oil and juices flowed around the plate, saturating and darkening the vegetables. It was beautiful, really. And that’s exactly why, after just two bites, I ran to grab a camera. I had to capture this meal on film- err, chip, I suppose, in this digital age- before I devoured it.

Dinner last night, prepared by Mohammed himself. The chicken liver was tender, delicious, juicy. At first I was hesitant, as my last encounter with liver was not pleasant. But, I didn’t want to be rude, and I was hungry. And it turned out just fine.


Written by AESavvides

May 31, 2012 at 4:01 pm

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  1. Nice presentation!


    June 14, 2012 at 9:38 pm

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