Re: CHAT: cross-culturation
|From:||Lars Henrik Mathiesen <thorinn@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, December 4, 2001, 7:59|
> Date: Mon, 3 Dec 2001 19:53:48 -0500
> From: Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...>
> What you're talking about is the place where "hhalah" bread got its name.
Just as a curiosity, the Danish word for poppy seed is birkes --- from
the Yiddish(?) work berkes, which is a type of bread that non-Jewish
Danes in Copenhagen got in the habit of buying from Jewish bakers. (On
a special day of the week, perhaps? I don't remember the details. But
berkes bread obviously had lots of poppy seed on it, and that has
since become a feature of many Danish bread types).
Lars Mathiesen (U of Copenhagen CS Dep) <thorinn@...> (Humour NOT marked)