The main purpose of this blog is to share photographs taken during the Soulclipse festival in Antalya (Turkey) at the end March 2006, which coincided with a fabulous total solar eclipse. Please add comments - I'd love to hear from you!

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

The Turkish bread women



About the only food item that was economically priced was the Turkish flatbread, priced at 3 Turkish Lira each (just over a quid). Problem was, they weren't very nice. There was only the one filling to choose from (very very salty Turkish feta cheese and salty spinach) which was another missed opportunity - how hard would it have been to have offered more fillings?

However, I am sure they weren't complaining. They probably made more money in that festival than they would in a year. The queue was constant, almost 24 hours a day. Watching them make it, almost in a conveyor belt fashion (one kneads the dough, the other rolls it out, the other tends to the fire, etc), was far more entertaining than actually eating the damn things.

It was also amusing to see how the men actually did absolutely nothing, except bark orders at the hard-working women should a flame not be hot enough.

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