In spite of the negative smoking connotation, that bowl of cigarette packs is yet another display of the extent of Lebanese hospitality. Make EVERYONE feel welcome and catered to. That’s how it was in my home.
Are these like Persian cucumbers? I love them! Seeing that bowl full of sigarettes for guests on the coffee table reminds me of my childhood. You don’t see that very much anymore in American or European households.
I love these cucumbers, Joumani! We are celebrating our family Thanksgiving tomorrow (Friday) to make traveling easier on my daughter & son-in-law (to make the yearly trek between in-laws easier with my now one year old granddaughter). I bought a huge amount to serve tomorrow – crunching on these are a great alternative to the rest of the heavy meal.
Was looking through your archives for recipes, but these are so good, they taste great on their own. I think I’ll just serve them plain, cut in four long sections. Delish!