23 (Sun) September 2018
with vegetable dolma, pine nuts
on Etihad Airways EY 513
Mission to Jordan, Day 1.
In Amman. Here to attend a Meeting of the Regional Parliamentary Working Group on Universal Health Coverage in the Eastern Mediterranean Region – Tue to Wed. As focal point for the Asia-Pacific Parliamentarian Forum on Global Health (see most recently 9.231 Boodle Fight), I’m here to help WHO EMRO – which covers North Africa and the Middle East – set up their own forum, aimed for launch sometime in mid-2019.
Second time in Jordan (see most recently 6.159 Memories of Hummus). Looking forward to the hummus – starting with the in-flight meal on the way in.
Machboos is a meat and rice dish common throughout the Persian Gulf, especially in Bahrain, Qatar, UAE. Meat – chicken, lamb, fish, shrimp (apparently) – plus long-grained rice, cooked with assorted spices – cumin, coriander, cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, tumeric, paprika – and aromatics – garlic, ginger, onion.
It was okay.