However you spend your Sundays, I hope you’ve all treated yourselves to a moment of civilized indulgence and rest, as we have done this morning while making a casual survey of typefaces dating to the XV Century. And if you’re still wondering what to prepare for a fast, delicious, inexpensive Sunday meal, how about this fiery, historic ‘Shashouka’? With all the exoticism and mystique of the ancient Ottoman Empire, augmented over the centuries by Africans, Arabs, Jews, Persians (and probably countless others), we adapted the dish today to maximize the week’s refrigerator leftovers and a jar of last Summer’s beautiful canned tomatoes. Today’s fragrant, flavorsome preparation was awfully restorative, washed down with an Ethiopian coffee eye-opener of freshly-brewed hot coffee that we slightly sweetened with Demerara sugar and crowned with a whisper of homemade Mandarin ‘oleosaccharum’ and Madagascar vanilla-scented Chantilly ‘crema’... All this is to say that we essentially prepared tomatoes with eggs and coffee with cream. But there’s a lot to be said for—and experienced through—a dash of cultural history and a sprinkling of inspiration from our multi-ethnic friends the world over—bon appetit, all!
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