Sunday, April 29, 2007

Pita Poem

Have you ever looked really closely at that bag your pitas come in? Did you ever see something like this?

Lebanese bread's the new way
To a fine meal today.

Topped with beans, its a treat.
Served with plum jam, so sweet.

With eggs have it toasted
Or with turkey that's roasted.

Round a weiner, its great.
Makes a pizza, first rate.

Tastes grand with cold ham,
Not to mention broiled lamb.

Good with soup, kids agree.
Mom enjoys it for tea.

Its delicious with cheese,
Or caviar, if you please.

Isn't this fantastic? You just don't see things like this anymore. Fancy Lebanese Bakery, I salute you!

How many of these ways have you tried? I count a modest four methods.

But wait, there's more!

Nouvelle cuisson du pain Libanais,
D'un bon repas a le secret.

ouvert de feves, c'est un regal;
Avec gelee de prunes, c'est sans egal
. . .

They have it in French, too!!! Doesn't that just take the cake? I mean, sure, it may just be a legal bilingual requirement, but I still like to praise their resourcefulness. They could have decided to leave off any poem.

Oh, and the pita isn't half bad either. Nice with homemade hummus.


Lori said...

Love it with hummus!!

Sarah O. said...

I didn't even think of it at the time, but tonight we had these pitas with the homemade hummus. Such kismet.