Saturday, September 19, 2009

A forgotten delicacy

We grew up in the southern part of Russia. The city of Rostov, was a pretty important trade hub between the north and the Caucasus. Because of that there was always a fairly large and popular mix of Georgian, Armenian, Azerbajdzhanian cultures.

There is one delecacy that I always enjoyed eating, it was called Halvah. It's a very, extremely sweet brick of something, made from nuts usually. The origins, in our parts, are Mediterranian, possibly due to a long time occupation of Middle East by Ottoman Empire and Turks. My history is not what it's used to be.

Anyway, yesterday ,while grocery shopping, my eyes fell on a pice of Halvah, and I realized that I haven't eaten it in years.

I have bought it, and it brought back a lot of memories. I don't rember whather or not Ilya liked it, but I remember that my parents had to stop me from devouring the whole piece all by myself.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

YES, YOUR FATHER STILL LIKES TO EAT IT AS DESERT (AND PROHIBIT TO ME-YOU KNOW WHY), AND VERY STRANGE IT IS YOUR BROTHER'S FAVORITE AS WELL.
MAMA

Ilya said...

Yes, I like halvah occasionally well enough, even though I don't particularly like sweets in general. Must be some forgotten childhood memories...