The food festival day of the National Multicultural Festival was yesterday. Since I wasn’t there for the beer, unlike much of Canberra who drank their way through the day, I busied myself in the Middle East – working my way through the samples of coffee and dates that Iran, Jordan, Morocco, Iraq, Kuwait, the Emirates etc had on offer to me.
I think I had about 8 or ten dates, which is enough for my stomach to bear.
Some had a slight aniseed flavour (don’t think it was those above though, I was getting them mixed up!)
Apparently the dates my local health food shops stocks are Iranian. They’re nice enough, but not as juicy as some of the fresh ones yesterday, or the ones from the fruit shop.
Do you eat dates? I think they’re my favourite dried fruit :)
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