All of a sudden, when recounting the tale of Cousin J.'s falafel iniation, it occurred to me that I could not remember when and where I had eaten my first falafel. I sheepishly must admit that I was probably older than 15. Granted, I was not a vegetarian and perhaps if I had been I may have tried it sooner. Nevertheless...
I know that my neighborhood did not have a falafel joint either (though it does now). As I write I have conjured the memory of me eating falafel in the West Village at The Olive Tree Cafe..I know the place had Middle Eastern food so it is possible. I was 17 years old.
When and where did you eat your first falafel? Read about Izzy's first falafel experience here.
Izzy Eats: The art of raising a gourmand, one bite at a time
Stirring tales of eating, cooking and foraging in my never-ending quest to provide, great-tasting (local and organic whenever possible) EATS for me and my boy(s).