Tomorrow evening, February 16th @ 6pm the opening reception for Vessels from the Past will be held. As a special treat Professor Fine has requested special Egyptian appetizers for the event! Since I have absolutely no idea what any of these items are I thought a bit of research was in order. So according to Wikipedia these are the basic descriptions of each dish (oh for shame I know, but how wrong could this be??? LOL):
Tabouleh – Finely chopped parsley, bulgur, mint, tomato, spring onion, and other herbs with lemon juice, olive oil and various seasonings, generally including black pepper and sometimes cinnamon and allspice.
Baba Ghanoush w/fried pitas – A dish of eggplant (aubergine) mashed and mixed with various seasonings. A popular preparation method is for the eggplant to be baked or broiled over an open flame before peeling, so that the pulp is soft and has a smoky taste.
Red Pepper Hummus – A dip or spread made from cooked, mashed chickpeas, blended with tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, salt and garlic.
Fried falafel – A fried ball or patty made from ground chickpeas and/or fava beans.
Feta cheese cubes w/grapes
Make sure you stop by and see the exhibit this week. It comes down this Friday February, 19!
Below is a picture of Dr. Orel talking with some students about the exhibit.
“Every painting is a voyage into a sacred harbour.” Giotto di Bondone