Friday, September 11, 2009

Going To The Butcher


The village butcher is an open-air establishment where they slaughter an animal (cow, buffalo, sheep, or goat) early in the morning and then people come to get meat throughout the day. Egyptians like their meat fresh. The village women sit and chat while waiting their turn.

7 comments:

Leif Hagen said...

That's fresh meat indeed. Great local photo - brings us right into the culture!

brattcat said...

In that climate it's easy to understand why they would prefer their meat fresh. This is another great slice of life photo from you. Thank you.

Nevine said...

I love the face of the lady facing the camera. So pure!

Candice said...

First time I went to Egypt, I was thinking.. "Ewww, they kill them and leave them hanging outside like that?!" But really it is very fresh meat, *just* killed a few mins ago, maybe an hour... Can't say the same about our meat here. But it's refrigerated at least...

Velia Paints said...

This is image is so familiar to me. I grew up in Southern California and spent a lot of time visiting Baja California. In Mexico there are a lot of open air markets for fruit, vegetables and all types of meat. Beef, goat and some things that I have never heard of. The same thing was also true with the frut and vegetables.

In my experience the food is always delicious, since it is so fresh. I love to try new and different things.

I really enjoyed your blog. ~ Velia Paints

Shammickite said...

WOW such a different culture from the everyday street life here in Canada!
I want to ask a question. When I was in Egypt a few years ago, in a number of places I saw a dead bird hanging above a doorway. What significance does this have?

Benikos place said...

Great photo. Greetings from Samos (Greece) and Berlin.