I just love pita bread

Pita breadPita bread. There are no words.

It’s not the unleavened bread we often hear about; it is slightly leavened, round, flat, and with a signature inside pocket where you can put whatever you want and have a sandwich.

They usually put falafels (deep-friend patties made from beans) in pita in the traditional Arab recipe. I had my first falafel in Jericho where we had lunch soon after our arrival:

Falafel sandwichThe falafel balls were stuffed inside. It was more than enough for a full meal!

I liked pita best with hummus:HummusIt’s an Arabic food dip made mainly from chickpeas and some other ingredients. Yum!

Here’s a photograph I took of pita with St. Peter’s fish:

St. Peter's fish, pita breadDoesn’t this just remind you of a great Bible story?

Jesus Feeds the Five Thousand
(Matthew 14:13-21)

13 When Jesus heard what had happened, he withdrew by boat privately to a solitary place. Hearing of this, the crowds followed him on foot from the towns. 14 When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them and healed their sick.

15 As evening approached, the disciples came to him and said, “This is a remote place, and it’s already getting late. Send the crowds away, so they can go to the villages and buy themselves some food.”

16 Jesus replied, “They do not need to go away. You give them something to eat.”

17 “We have here only five loaves of bread and two fish,” they answered.

18 “Bring them here to me,” he said. 19 And he directed the people to sit down on the grass. Taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, he gave thanks and broke the loaves. Then he gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the people. 20 They all ate and were satisfied, and the disciples picked up twelve basketfuls of broken pieces that were left over. 21 The number of those who ate was about five thousand men, besides women and children.

 

 

 

 

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