the dukkan


This is a picture of our local dukkan, where we can buy everything from oil and eggs and bread and sweets to tamia and fuul (tamia is similar to Greek falafel, and fuul refers to cooked beans, both of which are commonly eaten for breakfast at around 11 a.m. (or lunch, in our case) with bread, yogurt, tomatoes, or whatever else you want to add.  A dukkan can generally be found on nearly every block, and the man who runs the dukkan can usually tell you all sorts of things about who lives where and if they’re home or not or if there’s a place to rent or not or whatever else you want to know about that little area.


Here the dukkan owner is scooping out some fuul, which he made that morning, to put into the container that I brought.

(photos, courtesy of Grandma and Grandpa Iverson)