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Notice which countries have packaged/canned/instant foods, versus countries with fresh or more natural foods? Says a lot...

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by whataboutbob on Tue Jun 12th, 2007 at 07:42:18 AM EST
Maybe a decade ago, my mom visited the tiny basement apartment where I was then living.  She opened up the fridge and all the cupboards, and proclaimed herself very concerned that I didn't have any food.

I honestly didn't know what she was talking about.  I had rice and pasta and lentils and veggies and some fruit juice, and I think a container of hummus and some crackers.  It seemed like plenty of food for somebody living alone.

Then I realized that she's just not used to thinking of things that don't come in packages as "food."  Which is strange, considering where and how she grew up, but I won't go into that.

by the stormy present (stormypresent aaaaaaat gmail etc) on Tue Jun 12th, 2007 at 07:58:48 AM EST
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Hi, stormy! Is it Mouloukhiya in front of the Egyptian family?

"Dieu se rit des hommes qui se plaignent des conséquences alors qu'ils en chérissent les causes" Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet
by Melanchthon on Tue Jun 12th, 2007 at 08:04:57 AM EST
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In the bowl right at the front?  Yes, I think so.

I'm a little surprised not to see any cucumbers.  And I think the photo was taken this time of year -- see the basket of mishmish on the right?

by the stormy present (stormypresent aaaaaaat gmail etc) on Tue Jun 12th, 2007 at 08:13:36 AM EST
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