Fish is referenced in the King James version of the Bible 35 times. The first place it appears is Genesis 1:26 from which point on it is found numerous times in the Old and New Testaments alike. We could not help but think of all the Biblical references to fish, last night, while dining at Greensboro's newest Egyptian restaurant, Samir. The fresh fish, grilled by Chef Samir himself was, indeed, heavenly. As seen above, it arrives at your table the old fashioned way, head and all. Not to worry, Chef Samir will help if you are unsure of how to eat it. Samir's Egyptian restaurant is filled with not only authentic cuisine but also artwork and images from Ancient Egypt.
The meal brought to mind the following Bible verse: We remember the fish, which we did eat in Egypt freely; the cucumbers and the melons, and the leeks, and the onions, and the garlic (Num 11:5). The fish was an early symbol of Christianity and several of Jesus' Apostles were fishermen. It seems that the closer to the earth and sea one eats, the more spiritual the eating event becomes. Somehow we don't think these Biblical thoughts would have come to mind while driving through the window of a fast food restaurant.
Happy Sunday to all and may Chef Samir's restaurant, a mere 4 1/2 months old, be around to inspire us for years to come!