Friday, January 21, 2011

Friday Firsts - Turkish Delight

Friday Firsts
Happy Friday everybody! A few weeks ago Johnny and I stumbled upon a new restaurant, Pita Oven. Inside its humble strip mall storefront are three components. On one wall is a small restaurant counter where you can order food to eat there, or take to go. The opposite wall is a bakery with a huge open stone oven and a little man, crisply dressed in white, tirelessly cooking batch after batch of fluffy pitas. The center has a small grocery store of unique items and a few tables to eat at.

Being the gluttons that we are, we enjoyed all three - ordering food to go, purchasing a batch of the best pitas I've ever tasted (still warm) from the bakery, and buying a few things at the grocery to sample.

One was this candy, Turkish Delights. It's hard to describe. Kind of a gummy, jelly texture with hazelnuts in it, rolled in coconut. Not overly sweet, and nothing like anything I've ever had. It's not my favorite, but I wouldn't say it's bad. It just kind of tastes like "old people candy," if that makes sense.

To participate in Friday Firsts create a blog post featuring a "first" of yours. Next, link that blog post below and tell us about it! If you don't have a blog or a specific post to link to please tell us about your first in the comment section! Any and all participation is welcome!




If you would like to display the Friday Firsts button as a badge in your post or on your side bar, you can copy and paste the following code:

9 comments:

Kristina @ spabettie said...

I have never had a turkish delight... makes me think of Lion Witch + Wardrobe :)

Laura said...

Oh yeah the lion with and the wardrobe-didn't he eat a lot of it? any I've never had it either and I can't say I really want to until MUCH later :D old people candy!

My posts are a vegetarian shells recipe and my bento giveaway

sophia said...

I love Turkish Delight! But you need to choose a good brand. Unfortunately, I don't know which is a good brand. I bought a $6 box of Turkish Delight and it was disgusting and I still have it, 3 months later.

Jessie said...

Turkish delight always looks soooo good. I only ever tried it once, after I read the Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe as a wee tot. All I remember is that I put it into the my mouth ... and promptly spat it out on the store display (I earned some nasty glances that day). Maybe I was too young to enjoy it, or maybe, like Sophia said, I needed to get a good brand. Hmm, perhaps I'll give it a try again :)

Great First, Christina!

Biz said...

Happy Friday Christina! :D

21st Century Housewife© said...

You can get turkish delight in all sorts of flavours over here - generally it is just dusted with icing sugar though. I'm not that keen on the kind with rosewater in it, but there is a mint version you can get in Buxton that is just amazing.

I'm sorry I don't have a first this week! Happy Friday anyway!!

Tami said...

I found you through Biz's blog! Love this idea and what a great way to learn about new foods!

Roz said...

LOVE Friday Firsts!!!! And love Turkish Delight! Have a great weekend Christina!!

Jacky Hackett said...

Linked over from Biz's site and posted my first Friday First. Glad to have found your site!