Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Stocking a kitchen

In honor of my new kitchen privileges, I went out grocery shopping today and decided that staying local sounded a lot more fun than a trip out to the big French supermarket on the edge of town. I spent about two hours wandering the Ville Nouvelle in the neighborhood surrounding the center and in the neighboring Atlas area. At the end of the day, here's my tally:

My favorite fruit vendor in the marché central:
2 kiwis
3 oranges
1 lb strawberries
1 lb bananas

The blind vegetable man around the corner:
3 tomatoes
2 heads cauliflower
2 lemons

The grocer in Atlas who complimented my Arabic and told me about living in France twenty years ago:
2 lbs pasta
1 lb lentils
2 lbs sugar

The refrigerated-goods shop in Atlas:
4 containers yogurt
3 eggs

The grocer just down the street from the Villa, who always asks how I'm doing and teaches me the words for his wares:
1/2 lb flour
1 jar strawberry jam
2 loaves whole wheat bread

Total: 96 dirhams (somewhere between $11 & $12)

I LOVE Morocco.


Kyle said...

I take it you have a new place to live.

scarlettscion said...

I bequeath to you my kitchen shelf, consider it a parting gift.