A round of camel for the first second time, because once just wasn’t enough. There’s meat, there’s hump fat, there’s a dry rub and fresh lime, there’s dates and soda. Camel meat is fatty and flavorful, filling you up completely, and the acidity and spice of the accompaniments balance it well.
A colleague (and s’mores enthusiast) married his fiancée in the weeks before Ramadan, and graciously invited our staff to a celebratory lunch at his family’s home. While dozens of family and friends ate from shared platters throughout the house, we special guests (!) were seated around a dining table, and served enough food for a crowd twice our number. A few highlights here, of broken bread and hearty congratulations. Camel! Or was it goat? An outrageous most generous portion of spaghetti. And custardy, fruit-filled desserts. After stuffing ourselves full, we headed out in gratitude, and gave our best to the newly- weds. Wishing you long and happy unions.