Breakfast: The hotel in El Jem offered breakfast with the price of the room. It was great to sit in the bright morning sun and munch bread with jam and butter, while sipping hot coffee and discussing the day ahead. It sure beats plain bread and water while pedaling on your bike!
Lunch: We haven't just yet gotten the hang of the lunch-as-primary-meal rule of thumb here in the Maghreb, so instead we had apples, pomegranates, pears, and some fresh bread, plus soft drinks and water, as usual. Yogurt has also become a mainstay in our lunchtime meals.
Dinner: When we go to restaurants, the menu is often in Arabic, so we have to ask what's available. (Even if some items are listed in French, restaurants run out of some foods by dinnertime, so we have to find out what's left.) Usually we are told about the same old items. However, sometimes, we can see people eating dishes that are not mentioned to us. Probably the restaurant owners only tell us what they think we non-Tunisians will eat. This happened Saturday night in Sfax, so we just started pointing at other people's tables and plates to find out what was omitted from the limited options we were given. See the Food of the Day for what we discovered!
Food of the Day: Roulet avec petits pois
Words of the Day: La bess — "fine" or "it's alright"; monj — "OK" or "cool"
People of the Day: Porter Gale and Donna Murphy
Place of the Day: Olive country
Group Dispatch, October 31–November 1
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