Friday, June 23, 2006


Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches were a big part of my diet when I was growing up - a typical American staple. You can buy peanut butter here in Libya but most Libyans don't eat it - my in laws think peanut butter is disgusting!

Here tuna is the preferred food of choice. It took me quite a while to get used to eating tuna. But for a special treat there's always chocolate spread - there's all kinds in the shops here. This kind is imported from Tunisia and is pretty cheap too - less than 4 dinars for a half kilo. . . . mmmmm.... yummy! Posted by Picasa


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  2. Mmmmm... I had two PB&J's today, but the chocolate looks mighty fine!

  3. Hi Teri, so funny to see the chocolate cream. When my sister's boys, Adam & Jusuf were here in FL, they "found" their chocolate cream at Walmart and introduced it to us. It was so funny to see it, as I have had the wonderful opportunity to have the boys here and share some libyan culture with us. And, Kristen, it is good and available at Walmart! ha Sandi

  4. Talking about Libyan Food ..
    Do you have any comment about this article I found in :

    "World Consumption:

    World onion production is estimated at approximately 105 billion pounds each year. The average annual onion consumption calculates to approximately 13.67 pounds of onions per person across the world. Libya has the highest consumption of onions with an astounding average per capita consumption of 66.8 pounds."

    I bet It's "Macrouna Bel-Busla"


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