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Mmm mmm, food.

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My host mother, mama Ruwada, she’s quite the cook. From the first day Matt and I were welcomed into our new home, she has never failed to amaze me, along with my taste buds and stomach. Lunch on day one was maklouba, a traditional Jordanian delicacy that is more of an idea than a specific dish. It is often referred to as ‘upside down’ because all of the food is cooked together, I’m told, and then flipped onto a platter before it is served. So, in that way, it’s kind of like an upside down pear pie. Never had it, you say? Well, you should. It’s delicious. Believe me, I (‘d like to think I) know food.

On that first day two weeks ago, I was far too hungry to snap photos before ultimately stuffing my face full of juicy, tender chicken, carrots, onions and rice. I may have also still have been half asleep after my sleepless night and early morning.

Below are some images of the food I have been served over the course of two plus weeks living with my host family. Note: I’m usually starving, and thus dive into the meal before I pull my camera out. Some of these images may be of half-eaten food.

Also included in this slideshow gallery are other photos of meals, snacks, and munchies here in Jordan over the last two and a half weeks. Check captions for clarification on which is which, but you will probably be able to tell for yourself.

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Written by AESavvides

May 31, 2012 at 10:33 am

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  1. dude I am now starving!

    Savas

    May 31, 2012 at 1:03 pm


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