Saturday, February 24, 2007

What's For Dinner, Mom?


Learning to appreciate new things to eat is part of living in another culture. When that culture speaks another language and uses another alphabet, sometimes figuring out what you are buying is another challenge. While at a large grocery store in Maadi, an upscale suburb of Cairo, today I saw this sign over a refrigerator full of cuts of meat. Being an experienced translator of Araglish, I made a bee-line for the fridge to pick up one of my favourite sources of protein, ostrich steaks. Meat, by the way, is expensive in Egypt compared to some places. The ostrich is about USD 3 per pound.

1 comment:

Zsolt72 said...

Araglish...:) its funny....we say Hunglish here in Budapest.