Wednesday, 27 February 2008

Zakhlav




One day our friends took us to a little bar up in the mountains to taste the famous zakhlav. It smells cinnamon and looks like thick milk.


The name comes from an Arabic expression and means fox testicules, it's made out of the roots of the flower you see above. If you take a closer look at the roots you'll undersatnd why...


The powder obtained from these roots is mixed with boiled water and sweetend with orange flower and rose water. It's not bad, I'll have to try it again. It sounds really cool to tell your friends you just had a cup of hot zakhlav...


I also found out googleing that the drink can restore a man's virility and passion... If you are bored with your husbands girls, bring him up in the mountains close to Beth Shemesh, have him order a glass of zakhlav ( don't tell him he's ordering fox testicules) and your life will change!


According to Wikpedia the drink was popular in England in the 17th and 18 th century.


3 comments:

Mia said...

Hmmm kan man få tag på det här fortfarande tror du?...

Katarina said...

Man behöver inte åka ända till Bet Shemesh för att få sig en kopp! Det finns mix i snabbköpet. Ska jag köpa en påse och skicka? Ja, det gör jag, jag handlar i morgon. Skrev upp det på listan. Nåt mer du behöver?

Lillie dAmour said...

Gud vilken rolig och god kopp det mâste vara. Det mâste jag prova när jag kommer.
Kram