Sunday, May 12, 2013

The other side of Angry Arab 

The philosemitic feminist: Prof. AbuKhalil is concerned for Jewish women's rights in Israel

Prof. AbuKhalil is excited by German condescension in including (presumably*) Arab ingredients in their food: They are so cool and multi-culti...

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*(Why the sceptical "presumably"?

Because

"Although it is believed to have originated in Persia (present-day Iran) and to have been introduced to Europe through the Turks (badem ezmesi in Turkish, and most notably produced in Edirne), there is some dispute between Hungary and Italy over its origin. [-] Another possible geographic origin is in Spain, then known as Al-Andalus. In Toledo (850-900, though more probably 1150 during the reign of Alfonso VII) this specialty was known as Postre Regio instead of Mazapán) and there are also mentions"
And for croissants with sesame seeds, there is a strong likelihood it is a Macedonian baking tradition.)

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Why so petty, Noga, my very few readers may well inquire. Well, here is why: AbuKhalil turns all pink with obsequious pleasure when Germans adopt what he considers ethnic Arab food but when Israelis do the same, he calls them thieves. But as we know, Abukhalil will always find a little warmth in his angry heart for any German.

But here is the typically jocular Israeli answer to such Angry musings.


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