Cyprus Guide and Directory

Cyprus Guide and Directory

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ...about it: it is consequently not eaten by Europeans, but it is largely exported to Beyrout and other places in the Levant and is also largely consumed by the native population of Cyprus. Yaourt is simply the milk turned sour and somewhat resembles curds only that it is thicker in consistency. The milk is originally turned by introducing a few drops of the milk of the fig into a bowl of sheep or goat's milk gently heated and then allowed to cool, A spoonful of the yaourt is kept as a kind of leaven and is sufficient to convert a large bowl of milk into yaourt. Eaten with sugar yaourt is very palatable and refreshing in warm weather and is said to be 3 preventive of fever. Cai-mak, which more resembles clotted cream is produced by boiling Ihb milk and extracting the cream which is then placed in shallow vessels in a warm place to thicken. When properly made it is not unlike Devonshire cream in flavour. Cow's milk is not used in Cyprus (except in one or two English families) partly from the lack of milkproducing pasture and partly from an old native prejudice against using either the milk or flesh of cattle. In the list of local products must not be omitted the preserves which the "house-wives in Cyprus are very clever at making. They are made Mot only of fruit, but of flowers the leaves of the rose and violet being preserved in sugar and making a very palatable preserve. The natives also preserve in sugar quince, plum, green walnuts, citrons, green oranges, lemons and dates &c. A delicious preserve is made from % small crab-apple. It is customary when a visit is paid to a Cypriote family," to hand round a dish of preserve with a little spoon for each visitor, a glass of water following to wash it down. SHOOTING.--The shooting...show more

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  • Paperback | 58 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 122g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236791924
  • 9781236791924