Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Ode to kouloumbra

Simera esizitousame me kapion stin douleia gia mezedes kai fagita pou sinithizoume na trome stin kipro. Telospanton, anaferame diafora, kai tote eixa ego tin faini idea na tou exigiso ti esti kouloumpra. Meta apo polli prospatheia perigrafeis apo mena anagkastikame na epistratevsoume to google.

Edokimasete na kamete google tin lexi kouloumbra??? Tha anakalipsete apo to proto link pos sta agglika I kouloumbra onomazete "Kohlrabi"
Iparxi kai stin wikipedia!!! Ne kiries kai kirioi einai gegonos: tin kouloumbra den tin efevresan oi kipreoi!!


Apofasisa kai ego na grapso ena wikipedia entry edo sto blog gia tin kouloumbra kai thelo na to afieroso ston papa mou pou isos einai o megaliteros fan tis kouloumbras ever!

Kohlrabi(German Turnip) (Cyprioticus Kouloumbrius, Porosis Group) is a low, stout cultivar of the cabbage that can be eaten almost anywhere. It has been selected for its swollen, nearly spherical shape, and it's complementing taste to zivania. The name comes from the Cypriot Koulou ("mixed" as in koulou-makka) plus mpra , because of who knows why.

Kohlrabi is one of the most commonly eaten vegetables in Cyprus. Locally called Kouloumbra, the vegetable is eaten with lemon and salt (For maximum effect use sea salt). A Cypriot griller may have this around the foukou at least 3-4 times a week (especially when certain family members are visiting such as long lost brothers that we haven’t seen since last Sunday’s grilling session). A common phrase in the Cypriot household is "Which girl will cut the kouloumbra??". It is also used as a dog snack. It is also typical in a Cypriot household for Kouloubra to become an obsession and a dietary must.
The best variety can be bought at the local market "villager's market" (laiki agora). In the kouloumbra case, the bigger the better.


I kouloumbra einai poli popular proion sto Kashmir (konta stin India) kata tin apopsi tis wikipedia vevea.
Giauto agapite papa, min anisixeis, an pote taxidepseis India tha vris kati na faeis! Exoun kouloumpra!!

3 comments:

CMelachrinos said...

Emathamen allona! M'aresei pou sto ksippasmeno blog mathainoumen sinexos kainouria pramata! Euge!

gaby84 said...

otan leme omws exeis kkelle kouloumpra? exeis sxima kouloumbras i ta miala enos indou:)PPPPP

Pellameni said...

Kouloumpra: tsillontas tin zivania gia ena kalitero avrio.