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Re: My love for Nature and simplicity :-)

Unread postby bossel » Wed Aug 26, 2009 3:23 pm

Now I think I have to explain this: Afiyet olsun is kind of 'enjoy your meal', 'bon appetit' or 'Guten Appetit'.

There is one major cultural difference. In Europe, we say it when we start a meal. In Turkey, you say it when you start, in the middle and at the end. Basically every time someone says something nice about the food during the meal.

So when Aster liked the bread, I feld urged to send a little afiyet olsun :mrgreen:

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Re: My love for Nature and simplicity :-)

Unread postby aster » Wed Aug 26, 2009 3:32 pm

bossel wrote:Now I think I have to explain this: Afiyet olsun is kind of 'enjoy your meal', 'bon appetit' or 'Guten Appetit'.

There is one major cultural difference. In Europe, we say it when we start a meal. In Turkey, you say it when you start, in the middle and at the end. Basically every time someone says something nice about the food during the meal.

So when Aster liked the bread, I feld urged to send a little afiyet olsun :mrgreen:



Bizi çok iyi tanımışsınız, teşekkür ederim! :D
You know us so well, thank you!....and I feel the good calories just thinking that brown flat bread.. :)

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Re: My love for Nature and simplicity :-)

Unread postby Dusty » Wed Aug 26, 2009 3:38 pm

Dr. Harout wrote:Interesting how easterners thrive to live like westerners do while the latter try to return back to their roots :roll:


How true! In Brazil in the early 80's the river people (Amazon region) cooked over fires for the most part. The city folk used bottled gas, which sucked up all their money to feed the stove. One missionary there was teaching the city folk to build earthen stoves fueled by sawdust, which the local sawmill would gladly give away for free.

I wonder now, with most sawdust in industrial countries being processed into some type of product, if that's still the case.

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Re: My love for Nature and simplicity :-)

Unread postby bakubo » Wed Aug 26, 2009 5:32 pm

bossel wrote:Now I think I have to explain this: Afiyet olsun is kind of 'enjoy your meal', 'bon appetit' or 'Guten Appetit'.

There is one major cultural difference. In Europe, we say it when we start a meal. In Turkey, you say it when you start, in the middle and at the end. Basically every time someone says something nice about the food during the meal.


In Japan one would say  戴きます (itadakimasu) which is the standard thing said before eating. It translates literally to "I receive" but it is a keigo word so denotes a lot of humility.

Here is a man making bread in Marrakech, Morocco:

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Re: My love for Nature and simplicity :-)

Unread postby InTheSky » Thu Aug 27, 2009 3:30 am

Bread is near the the expression of life in many culture. This is why I think we are so fascinate by it. When you start to make you own ... you feel like in control of some part of your needs :-).

In Quebec we use the "Bon appetit" any time before to start our meal.

in two weeks I will use the Oven to cook a fresh fish from the river beside the Oven (last catch):
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In Quebec I call that : Brochet (the first one 25 inches) and the three other : Dore 29 (inches the big one).


After that It will be those friends waiting for the hunting season in one month, It was there watching me doing the oven this weekend:

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We call that "Perdrix" (Corrected, thanks Dr :-) ) in Quebec, I don't really know the word in English, probably someone can help me :-).

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Re: My love for Nature and simplicity :-)

Unread postby Javelin » Thu Aug 27, 2009 3:50 am

that would be a partridge in English. makes a fine lunch while your waiting for the deer to come back out in the afternoon. They are a pain most other times. If I was to ever have a heart attack it would be when one of those takes off in the dark in the woods. they sound like a helicopter crash and they wait untill they are almost underfoot and then panic and fly away usually through whatever brush is in their way making a great deal of noise.

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Re: My love for Nature and simplicity :-)

Unread postby InTheSky » Thu Aug 27, 2009 4:14 am

It is true that those bird are kind of Stupid :-). They think that when they do not move we cannot see them. We have all those stories about them. You can almost hit them in bike if you don't look forward for a moment and they are on the side of the road.

The first time I was hunting them, my friend missed the bird. But only because of the big bang of the gun, the bird was kind of knock out and walk very slow, I have been able to reach it and take it and break is neck with my hand. I'm almost thinking some time if a gun is really useful to get it.

Nice to know the English word for the bird now :-).

Thank you,

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Re: My love for Nature and simplicity :-)

Unread postby Javelin » Thu Aug 27, 2009 9:02 pm

Never tried to catch one by hand but I suppose you could. Also it looks like you could get 3 or 4 of them in you oven :)

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Re: My love for Nature and simplicity :-)

Unread postby Dr. Harout » Sat Aug 29, 2009 11:39 am

InTheSky wrote:We call that "Predrix" in Quebec...


If I'm not wrong it should spell: Perdrix :idea:
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Re: My love for Nature and simplicity :-)

Unread postby InTheSky » Mon Aug 31, 2009 2:23 am

I corrected it, thanks ! :-) to fast on the keyboard ... :-( (first computer at 4 years old ... )
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