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Sunday, February 12, 2017

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Where was baklava invented? Where is baklava from? Greece Greek Syria Syrian Turkey Turkish Morocco Moroccan?




11 comments:

  1. Borsht! Starting with that Poles and Ukrainians fight about it (maybe some Russians or someone else, idk), there are two huge camps of enemies: ones make it with beetroot, others with tomato.

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    1. А ти наш буряк у свій томатний суп не кидай.

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  2. *Homer Simpson voice*

    Mmmm...baklava

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  3. Yes! Seems like all the food in the Balkans are like this! 🤣😂

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    1. Even within one country you're not safe from variations of an item called the same name!

      In Athens, "bougatsa" is a sort of cream in phyllo pastry. Great street food and I liked to get some when I wanted something sweet to go. It's usually baked in a rectangle and then cut in half: [==| |==] so you get one that's open at one end.

      The first time ordered a bougatsa in Thessaloniki, they asked me whether I wanted it with cream or cheese. Huh? I thought. Well, with cream, of course! It's a bougatsa! Then they took the cream bougatsa and cut it up into lots of little pieces and sprinkled confectioner's sugar on top. What are they doing to my lovely bougatsa?

      Conversely, if I had lived in Thess first, I would probably have thought the Athenians did weird things to their bougatsa....

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  4. Next: Noodles
    China, Middle East and the Mediterranean all claim invention

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    1. Everyone knows it were the vikings who invented it. And its true, because its totally logical: They hung the noodles together with the fish to dry. If you had "runny" dough you got Spaghetti, if it was very windy the noddles would curl up to Spirelli, and so on.

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  5. Whoever created it, it's delicious. ^.^

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  6. ja ja ja like pavlova in NZ and OZ.

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