Friday, December 28, 2007


Cypriot-no-Turkish-no Cypriot delight

"As Turkey pursues its dream of joining the European Union, its most famous sweet is already set to win coveted EU recognition.

But instead of causing Turkish delight, it has all left a bitter aftertaste.

The reason is that the gooey, sugar-coated cubes the Turks call Lokum will soon be granted EU trademark protection under the Greek-Cypriot name Loukoumi, the result of a campaign by Cypriot confectioners to boost their version's international profile."

1 comment:

tasteofbeirut said...

A bitter taste of the loukoum for the Turks