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Topic: Turkish Coffee near Detroit (8 msgs / 168 lines)
1) From: Lissa
On Sun, 2002-03-31 at 19:10, Paul Goelz wrote:
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It helps if you go to the original LaShish in East Dearborn.  The one in
Troy caters almost exclusively to non-Arabs, and is the worst LaShish in
the area.
Of course, mediocre LaShish is still better than 95% of the restaurants
out there .
Now, if I can just figure out a way to drink it without immediately
falling asleep.  I literally have to get someone else to drive after I
have it when I'm out.  I feel rediculous asking for a designated driver
for a coffee drinker!
Be well,
Lissa
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2) From: Paul Goelz
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Wow!  And I REALLY like the Troy one!  Best middle eastern food I have had
since moving here from Chicago.  Where is the Dearborn one.... on NW
Highway, I think?  
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Interesting.... kinda counter-intuitive!
I remember a while back that it was "the thing" to give coffee to
hyperactive kids.... it seemed to have the opposite effect on them.  I
wonder if it is the same thing here?
Paul; Goelz
Rochester Hills, MI
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3) From: Paul Goelz
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And just to keep this thread on topic......
After the talk last night about Turkish coffee, I tried some.  
I used regular espresso grind (CRLM '01) from my Solis 160, added some
sugar, cardamom and Ghiradeli sweetened ground coccoa, and put it in a
stainless steaming pitcher.  
When it started to boil, it was a bit off center.... the foam was more
active on one side than the other (the handle is short and I could not
comfortably hold the pitcher centered in the flame).  This allowed the foam
to break on one side and partially collapse.......
But WOW!  It turned out to be the best tasting Turkish coffee I have ever
had.  Smooth, syrupy, dark, intense, semi-sweet, choccolatty, etc.... And
still plenty of crema.  
So I guess I have to go get a real Ibrik now!
And so as not to sound too uneducated if I have to ask for one..... how is
Ibrik pronounced?  EYE-brik?  Or EE-brik?
Paul; Goelz
Rochester Hills, MI
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4) From: Lissa
On Mon, 2002-04-01 at 07:55, Paul Goelz wrote:
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Sounds lovely!
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My Lebanese friend used to pronounce it with a short I, accent on the
first syllable.  I-brik.  But, he wasn't a native Arabic speaker, being
4th generation Lebanese American.
I don't have any of the lovely little cups Arabic coffee is served in,
although they are common as mud around here.  I'm wondering if there
would be enough of a call for them for Tom to carry them.  If folks
collect espresso cups, why not Arabic coffee cups?  They are smaller,
and easier to store and display, after all.
Be well,
Lissa
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5) From: Angelo
Some Greek folks I know pronounce it ee-brEEk-ee. The "r" is slightly 
rolled. The Turkish word for it is something entirely different...
Ciao,
Angelo
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7) From: dewardh
Becky:
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Peculiar, isn't it, that "we" seem ready to go to war (again) with a Country (and a People) about 
which the average American (and the average American President) know so little that they can't even 
pronounce its name . . .
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8) From: Rick Farris
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In English, or Arabic?  (In case that's too subtle; how do you pronounce France?  How do the French pronounce it.)
--Rick
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