Why do people feel the need to change the names of things - just for the sake of it?
Since when has Turkish Coffee been called Greek Coffee?
Since when has Turkish Delight (Lokum) been called Cyprus or Greek Delight?
I did a little investigating on the internet and discovered that in 2007 the Greek Cypriots applied for and received PGI status for Cyprus Delight (loukoumia or lokum). The town of Yeroskipou (Eriskopu in Turkish) in Cyprus is known especially for the production of Cyprus Delight. The town is now the only place in the world which has Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) for the dessert. To receive this status the entire product must be traditionally and at least partially manufactured (prepared, processed or produced) within the specific region and thus acquire unique properties.
Well .................... you could have knocked me down with a feather. For me Lokum is, was and always will be Turkish Delight.
|Sharing a turkish coffee with my daughter|
So this afternoon we had a little dessert - Affogato - Chocolate flavoured turkish coffee poured over chocolate ice cream and sprinkled with pistachio flavoured turkish delight. Yummmmmmmmmm.