Dazed and confused? Not me. I’m just Lost in the Cheese Aisle.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013


The Bible talks about ancient Israel as being a land flowing with milk and honey... but when it comes to the matter of solid foods, you cannot help but notice the frequent references to other local foodstuffs, the fruits of the land.  Dates, figs, olives, and pomegranates are mentioned numerous times, symbols of abundance and peace.

They’re all still there in modern Israel.  Lookee:

Dates on the Hoof
Dates... before they’re picked and dried to look like cockroaches.

Figs on the Hoof
Figs on the hoof.  Note the distinctively shaped leaves, perfect for covering up the crotchal area of any putative Adam or Eve.

Olives on the Hoof
Olives grow near a wall in the Old City of Jerusalem.  All we need now is a juniper tree and we’ve got a good start on a locally grown Martini.

Pomegranates on the Hoof
Ripening pomegranates hang on the tree at the Golan Heights Winery.

Now, all this talk about food has made me hungry.  Fig Newton, anyone?


Rahel said...

Yes, please. With a nice hot drink!

Houston Steve said...

Miraculous what grows in what is mostly desert. Why, there's all manna of things to eat!

Elisson said...


Yabu said...

I love dates, figs, olives, and pomegranates. Absolutely.

Tarzan of the Apes said...

I like bananas, coconuts, and grapes.
That's why they call me...