Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Antwerp: Moroccan Breads
I picked up the Man at Paris Airport and we drove straight to Belgium to visit with his parents. On Sunday morning we went for a stroll to the Vogelmarkt (a big outdoor market in the center of Antwerp) where numerous Moroccan vendors were hawking their goods, including luscious preserved lemons... I bought the above whole-wheat loaf and chatted with the young vendor for a while. But I soon discovered that while he knew quite a lot about spices, he was pretty short on information regarding his bread. When I asked what ingredients had gone into the loaf, he hesitated, scratched his head for a minute and said tentatively: "Hmm, ... flour?"