Sunday, March 4, 2012

The Egyptian Bazaar (ie: The Spice Market)

On our way back from the Grand Bazaar, we wandered back through the streets of fabric shops.(Seriously, streets and streets of beautiful fabric. Be still my beating heart!)
 There is a smaller Bazaar, called the Egyptian Bazaar, that sells mostly spices, herbs, meats, cheeses and lots of Turkish Delight. I think it is called that because originally all the spices came up through Egypt.
 I didn't even know what they all were! One of the nicest spices I have discovered is Sumac. It is a little lemony, a little tangy, and really nice in a lot of foods (salads, soups, chicken...)
 Dried nuts and fruits are beautifully displayed - why have candy or chips when these snacks are so easy to come by?
 All the bottles here are oils for herbal medicine, teas or scents. They were just beautiful!
 Sausages (all beef of course - almost all the food in Turkey is Halal, or in accordance with Muslim law.)
 Walking back over the bridge the fishermen were still out, and we caught the most spectacular sunset. It was gone about 5 seconds after this photo.

1 comment:

  1. Did you find a spice mix called Za'atar, or zatar? It's made with sumac. You can make it yourself with oregano, marjoram, thyme, roasted sesame, sumac, and salt. I like a little black pepper in mine, too, because I like black pepper in everything!

    Glad to see you guys are having a great time!