26 (Wed) June 2019
Tajine with Shrimps
-Sheraton Tunis Hotel-
Mission to Tunisia, Day 5 of 6.
- Day 1 (10.168 Mini Sliders)
- Day 2 (10.169 Couscous with Grouper)
- Day 3 (10.170 Brik)
- Day 4 (10.171 Chorba Frik)
In Tunis. Attending the First Meeting of the Regional Parliamentary Forum for Health and Well-Being in the Eastern Mediterranean Region, 24 (Mon) to 26 (Wed) August – the official launch of the forum that our office had helped set up last year (see generally 9.332 Kibbeh Nayeh). Very gratifying and exciting that parliamentarian engagement is spreading across the Organization, with the Western Pacific Region leading the way.
Thoroughly impressed by the spread of snacks during the tea breaks.
For the fourth evening in a row, I had dinner in the hotel. Not counting home or a college dorm cafeteria, I’ve never in my life eaten in the same place four dinners in a row. No alternatives within walking distance of the hotel, and I certainly didn’t have the energy/time/wherewithal to make an extra effort to go beyond. Fortunately, the hotel food was decent enough.
My general impression of Tunisian food is that it sits somewhere between Mediterranean and South Asian cuisines: lots of meat and/or seafood, grilled and/or braised, with couscous and/or rice and/or flat breads, seasoned with subtle spices.
Tajine is a Tunisian fritter. As per the menu: “A Tunisian dish between the quiche and the gratin, the pink shrimp are associated with a persillade, make attention to the pleasure of gourmets!”