National Geographic : 1933 Dec
TEA MAKES MOST MOSLEMS KIN The Afghan variety, sometimes flavored with cardamom, is unusually refreshing. The abstemious Mohammedan depends on it or coffee for "adding life to the party" or "putting through" a deal. In every wayside inn and urban bazaar, shops offering the beverage are centers of sociability and trade. Trays are delivered to homes, guest houses, or business places. AFGHAN BREAD SERVES AS FOOD, NAPKIN, AND TABLECLOTH The loaves derive their shape from the use ofquick-burning fuel and a varying demand. From flour toloaf isamatter of only afew minutes. An oven is heated by use forashort time asafurnace, with brushwood fire. For hours on end a bake shop may have only ascant supply ondisplay; yet a sudden demand is quickly met while the customers wait.