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  1. Does anyone know of some good mid priced chocolate I can buy on Amazon for a friends birthday?
  2. I've always been curious about the origin of this sweet too. There's vague references to it being Central Asian on wikipedia but that doesn't seem likely to me. ˇhe Oxford Companion to Sugar and Sweet gives the best explanation: it is the melding of Southern European and Moorish(Arab/Berber) traditions. Either way it is delicious.
  3. Is there any god turron to be had from amazon? I truly love this stuff.
  4. These look delicious. Any good places in the Boston area to buy these? Also Scott Perry has written a lot about the origins of baklava.
  5. It seems like a lot of sweets use filo. if the theories are that it is not ancient what were deserts in this area like before? Pudding ish?
  6. Mughals were technically Turks but I imagine they used a lot of Persian chefs in their kitchen. I think Paulo would have been what the armies ate no?
  7. There's a similar Spanish dish apparently. https://www.tasteatlas.com/huevos-a-la-flamenca
  8. That makes sense. Unfortunatley that's the only source most of the time. For example I still can't figure out if file dough is Turkish or greek and wikipedia is no help.
  9. https://books.google.de/books?id=RL6LAwAAQBAJ&lpg=PA434&dq=joshpara&pg=PA434#v=onepage&q=joshpara&f=false It seems like the oxford companion to food agrees with a persian origin for joshpara(not sure if it had central asian or chinese influence). But manti is def turkish. so not sure how something can be invented by two cultures in the same region of the world and be considered seperate. I also read that steak tartare/hamburgers are from Mongol warriors and ice cream and bacon is also CHinese.
  10. As far west As Central Europe (pierogi) or Western Europe (knodel?) tbh then.
  11. But American BBQ is African American in origin though even if somewhat similar things exist in other areas? It seems like Caucasians have appropriated a lot of foods.MJsut pointing that out.
  12. Well American BBQ is cooking slow over low heat which is different than grilling in most part of the world (quickly over high heat).
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