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Vegan Feast with Pita

Updated: Sep 13, 2021

Artist's Statement:

Pita can be found throughout the Middle East and beyond. The pita in this painting is from Israel - the "feast" was ordered by a companion for lunch in a cafe' in Jerusalem.



Oil on Wood Panel

8 x 8 in


The religious and superstitious feeling attached to bread

is stronger in some countries than in others.

To some it is, more than any other food, a direct gift from God.

Claudia Roden

The New Book of Middle Eastern Food


A book of verses underneath the bough

A flask of wine, a loaf of bread and though

Beside me singing in the wilderness

And wilderness is paradise now.

Omar Khayyam

The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam


There is an Arabic proverb that says:

She makes you feel like a loaf of freshly baked bread.

Jasmine Warga

Other Words for Home

award-winning author of books for young adults


If I really think that I'm the greatest thing

since sliced bread, it's probably because I've

never eaten the sandwich.

Craig D. Lounsbrough

counselor, author



Art as an Oasis™

Art as an Oasis is a series of occasional postings from the art of Carrie Kleinberger

providing a temporary respite from both mundane and monumental cares

complimented by words of wisdom from a diversity of others.



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