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Hellim and Halloumi must have equal recognition

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Re: Hellim and Halloumi must have equal recognition

Postby Maximus » Mon Jun 18, 2012 7:01 pm

Lordo wrote:
Maximus wrote:Tomatos vs Tomatoes.

Just a shamless plug :

The European Union has failed to deliver on its 2004 promise to help end isolation and encourage Turkish Cypriot economic development. The European Commission must not make matters worse by potentially enabling discrimination against Hellim.”


Angurga vs Hiyar.


Shit vs σκατά vs Bok
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Re: Hellim and Halloumi must have equal recognition

Postby bill cobbett » Mon Jun 18, 2012 7:29 pm

Well another attempt at Segregation by the Apartheid and Illegal Regime and its supporter Ludford, who comes across to me as an opportunist fisher after votes and one who promotes Division.

Anyway, ordinarily, these matters would be commercial judgements and given that huge amounts of money have been spent over the years in successfully marketing Halloumi overseas, particularly here in GB where Halloumi is readily available in all the big-chain supermarkets, common commercial sense would be for the Chamber of Commerce of the Occupied Areas to spend more time in promoting the interests of its members rather than supporting the Illegal Regime.

It could, for instance, re-label the identical CY product Hellim as Halloumi, encourage its members to meet EU Directives on Food Standards and export in to the Free Areas and beyond under the Green Line Regulations.

Oh and one final word, the word Halloumi has made its way in to the English Language, whereas the Hellim word hasn't.

Here's the OED entry for Halloumi...

Halloumi

Pronunciation: Brit. /həˈluːmi/ , U.S. /həˈlumi/
Forms: 19– halloumi, 19– haloumi, 19– hallumi, 19– halumi.
Etymology: Apparently < modern Greek (Cyprus) halloumin, challoumin ( < Egyptian Arabic ḥalūm... (Show More)

A mild, firm, white Cypriot cheese made from goats' or ewes' milk, usually eaten grilled or otherwise cooked. More fully halloumi cheese.
The form in quot. 1960 prob. represents a transcription error.

[1960 R. Howe Greek Cooking 235 Halorini, a cheese made usually from ewe's milk... Greek-Cypriot.]
1970 Times 29 Apr. 18/4 You may get this [cheese] grilled, and then it will be halloumi—strong and salty when raw, which comes usually from goats' milk.
1984 Listener 15 Mar. 10/3 There is halloumi, too, goat's cheese and other delights.
1994 BBC Vegetarian Good Food Aug. 54/2 Place the strips of halloumi on a lightly oiled tray and grill under a high heat for 2–3 minutes until hot.
2000 Guardian 1 July (Weekend Suppl.) 57/5 The kallaj bin jiberi is a kind of Lebanese pizza, small but packing a punch through the use of melted halloumi cheese.
2004 J. Joyce Well Dressed Salad v. 78 Brown the halloumi until crispy on both sides.
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Re: Hellim and Halloumi must have equal recognition

Postby GreekIslandGirl » Mon Jun 18, 2012 10:56 pm

Yup - all my ultra rich British/English Toff friends love their Halloumi :D - grilled or barbecued - or even raw!

But not a soul would utter the "hellim" word as soonest mention "Hell"!
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Re: Hellim and Halloumi must have equal recognition

Postby wyoming cowboy » Wed Jun 20, 2012 6:25 am

GreekIslandGirl wrote:Yup - all my ultra rich British/English Toff friends love their Halloumi :D - grilled or barbecued - or even raw!

But not a soul would utter the "hellim" word as soonest mention "Hell"!



Just curious Mrs GIG, I would assume that your ultra rich British friends, eat halloumi with watermelon,which is one of the best ways to eat halloumi, do they spit the watermelon seeds out onto the plate like we cypriots do, or do your friends just swallow the seeds...again just curious? :wink: :D
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Re: Hellim and Halloumi must have equal recognition

Postby CBBB » Wed Jun 20, 2012 6:53 am

wyoming cowboy wrote:
GreekIslandGirl wrote:Yup - all my ultra rich British/English Toff friends love their Halloumi :D - grilled or barbecued - or even raw!

But not a soul would utter the "hellim" word as soonest mention "Hell"!



Just curious Mrs GIG, I would assume that your ultra rich British friends, eat halloumi with watermelon,which is one of the best ways to eat halloumi, do they spit the watermelon seeds out onto the plate like we cypriots do, or do your friends just swallow the seeds...again just curious? :wink: :D


I am sure GIG is too posh to spit, she must be a swallower!
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Re: Hellim and Halloumi must have equal recognition

Postby GreekIslandGirl » Wed Jun 20, 2012 8:59 am

wyoming cowboy wrote:
GreekIslandGirl wrote:Yup - all my ultra rich British/English Toff friends love their Halloumi :D - grilled or barbecued - or even raw!

But not a soul would utter the "hellim" word as soonest mention "Hell"!



Just curious Mrs GIG, I would assume that your ultra rich British friends, eat halloumi with watermelon,which is one of the best ways to eat halloumi, do they spit the watermelon seeds out onto the plate like we cypriots do, or do your friends just swallow the seeds...again just curious? :wink: :D


They use their little silver forks to gently prize out the seeds and pile them up neatly to the side of their plates. :D

- This reminds me of when, as kids, my brothers used to put the slimy watermelon seeds between their thumb and index finger and squeeze them out at great velocity to hit me on the neck and cheeks! Repeating the process like a Howitzer until it had the effect of Chinese water torture. :D
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Re: Hellim and Halloumi must have equal recognition

Postby Lordo » Wed Jun 20, 2012 3:21 pm

GreekIslandGirl wrote:
wyoming cowboy wrote:
GreekIslandGirl wrote:Yup - all my ultra rich British/English Toff friends love their Halloumi :D - grilled or barbecued - or even raw!

But not a soul would utter the "hellim" word as soonest mention "Hell"!



Just curious Mrs GIG, I would assume that your ultra rich British friends, eat halloumi with watermelon,which is one of the best ways to eat halloumi, do they spit the watermelon seeds out onto the plate like we cypriots do, or do your friends just swallow the seeds...again just curious? :wink: :D


They use their little silver forks to gently prize out the seeds and pile them up neatly to the side of their plates. :D

- This reminds me of when, as kids, my brothers used to put the slimy watermelon seeds between their thumb and index finger and squeeze them out at great velocity to hit me on the neck and cheeks! Repeating the process like a Howitzer until it had the effect of Chinese water torture. :D

So you don't swallow then?
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Re: Hellim and Halloumi must have equal recognition

Postby kurupetos » Wed Jun 20, 2012 3:49 pm

Hellim is not a Cypriot product. Let the Germans have it. :wink:

From now on, Hellim will be known as the cheap German imitation of Halloumi.

Excellent! 8)
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