Salep

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Salep

 

the dried premature root tubers of plants of the family Orchidaceae (many species of Orchis, Platanthera, and other genera). The tubers contain mucilage (up to 50 percent), starch (24–30 percent), and protein (15 percent). Gathered soon after the plant has completed flowering, they are immersed for a few minutes in boiling water and then dried. Salep is used in medicine, mainly as a coating.

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But that was OK because I did have the chance to spend some time together with a good friend and enjoy a cup of sahlep.
Sahlep, also known as salep or sahlab, supposedly dates back to the Ottoman period and was a popular drink then, too.
Sahlep is made in season by heating the powder with milk, sugar and cinnamon to make a pure winter delight
Sahlep is made by heating the powder with milk and adding sugar and cinnamon to make pure winter delight
As I sat at the bookstore the other morning during the snow holiday for schools, I found myself stuck there, sipping sahlep and wishing for the snow to stop and business to get on as usual.
Nowadays, you can purchase sahlep at the supermarket in a jar in powder form, or even in a carton ready made to just pour into a pan and heat and serve in minutes.
When I first tasted the enjoyable concoction known as sahlep I wondered, "What is it?