Monday, August 10, 2009

Bakery Shop

Yesterday afternoon, I was on my way home and wanted to buy some pieces of loaf from the bakery at the corner of the street near my home. It was very interesting to see the baker and few of his apprentices baking bread in such a hot weather in summer time. We - Afghans, usually have fresh breads with any food we eat. It is our tradition to have fresh pieces of bread with any kind of food. The first thing we bring to the tablecloth is fresh bread which is called "Naan" in our language. It is a must to have Naan with foods and dishes and that is why we have numbers of Bakery, baking fresh Naan in every corner.

12 comments:

  1. c'est très bon les Naan. Intéressant de voir les boulangers aux travail

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  2. Are there bakeries where people bring their own dough and the baker bakes it for them? I have seen those type of bakeries in Morocco. Remarkably,, the owners are able to keep track of whose bread belongs to whom.

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  3. I love Naan...such a delicious bread.

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  4. A nice inside look at the process. So nice how he makes the decoration on the naan.
    At one small bakery near the Jerusalem shuk we can get Bukhara bread, but the decoration includes little stars of David. :)

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  5. What a great capturing photo of the bakers at work! I guess he's drinking some tea there as he works? Looks like a nicely decorated piece of naan - did it end up in Aref's shopping bag?

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  6. A wonderful scene and i can almost imagine the fresh scent of bread.

    Andrea in Minnesota USA

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  7. Fresh bread sounds heavenly!

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  8. Dear Dave,
    There are some bakeries that people bring thier own dough and the baker bakes for them. It is very popular here. The price for a peace of fresh bread is 5 Afghani which is about 10 cents and if you bring your own dough it costs only 5 cents.

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  9. I bet it's hot in there. I love naan bread too, especially if it's baked with coriander.

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  10. Just saw you as a new blog on City Daily Photo - welcome. Its so good to see news of everyday life in Afghanistan that isn't the bad news we seen on TV.

    I have a fascination with your country that developed in my teens and was only deepened by an all too brief visit in 1979 - we were caught by the Iranian revolution and had to fly out to Turkey instead of driving through so all I saw was Kabul. Then the Russians invaded and it hasn't been possible to return. One day I hope to return to a safe, peaceful Afghanistan.

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  11. Dear Ann,
    I am so happy to see someone has already been in Afghanistan years ago. You can come anyday if you want to Afghanistan. It is not as bad as TV and news say about us. Right now, there are numbers of forigners foreigners living in Herat with thier families even it is the time of the elections with possible tensions. I am ready to host you here.
    Looking forward to meeting you one day in Afghanistan in Herat.

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