An Israeli friend told us that at the Diana Restaurant in Nazereth we could find hommus that was "poetic." In our view, though, it had strong competition from the other 18 mezze plates served before the meal. All of the food was delicious. The man who prepared the minced meat was a real showman. We took the above photo in a restaurant in a Druze village near Mount Carmel, where we spent one Saturday afternoon with Eschel and Michol. These pictures date from our 5 month stay in Israel in 1997 -- before we had a digital camera. We just replaced our old scanner with a new one, and so I decided to try it out and scan some of these old photos.