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Re: Souvlaki (was most looked-up words)

From:Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...>
Date:Tuesday, December 7, 2004, 17:36
On Dec 7, 2004, at 5:59 PM, Mark J. Reed wrote:
> Certainly not! > But a gyro's filling is a specific > concoction of meat, primarily lamb; tzaziki sauce (not sure on > spelling) > is added, lettuce/tomato optional, and the whole thing is wrapped up in > a thick pita. At least, that's the fast-food version; posher Greek > restaurants often serve the meat with a side of pita pieces rather than > in a wrap.
*wrapped up* in a pita???!!! BLASPHEMOUS!!! Everyone knows that you put food *inside* the pita - that's why God invented the hollow space inside pita bread!!!! (cue another flameariffic theological discussion ;) ) Oh, and just to add to the confusion, i was horribly confused when i got to Israel and found out that what we call "kebab" in the USA and what they call "kebab" in Israel are two very different things. Well, they both involve skewers, meat and roasting, but while in the USA a kebab is chunks of meat on a skewer, in Israel a kebab is ground meat (and onions?) *molded onto* the skewer, and chunks of meat are called "shislik". Mmmmm... i'm getting hungry... Oh, and these _shipudim_ (=skewers) type foods are commonly served INSIDE a pita, as they should be. ;-) -Stephen (Steg) "kibbeh, kibbeh, lahhmajeen; lahhmajeen, lahhmajeen..."