In the olden days of pious ascetics, the iftour meal that would break the fast consisted of water and dates. While dates still figure prominently in most iftours, there is now a delicious palate of other flavors to explore.
Food is a central component of the Ramadan experience; while people fast during the daylight hours, they tend to dine in style during the nighttime reprise. As the muezzine tolls the bell signalling the setting sun, practicing Muslims take their first bites together. These were some of the staples of my iftour meals:
- Harira Soup
- Hard-Boiled Eggs
- Mint Tea
- Avocado Milk Shake