Sometimes I go to Uzbekistan, you can’t really call it “going on holiday” and if you know anything about the place you would know the truth of that statement, still I don’t think I want to end up in a Ministry of Truth jail the next time I go, so I won’t say any more about the place.
The great thing about going to places like Uzbekistan is eating your way through their food! I have mentioned before the bread, Lepropshka and marvelled about the Shashlik (lamb, liver or beef kebabs) so like mentioning the political torture of enemies of the state I shalln’t drift into too much detail about them in this little blog now.
What I want to tell you about is another really rather wonderful ‘bread,’ and I use that word loosely, which I had there. Oddly enough it comes from Armenia but is very popular throughout Central Asia.
Lavash is a soft, (very) thin unleavened flatbread made in a tandoor oven, very much like a Mexican Wrap but frankly, in this Cat’s opinion, and who would argue with him… stand up who said that!
Sorry I got carried away there…. Where was I? Oh yes, frankly Lavash is far superior to any bread I have ever had wrapped around Mexican food.
The Armenians and the Uzbeks wrap meat, from the grill, in Lavash and woolf it down. However I really like Lavash when it’s folded into a neat parcels around ham and cheese, or if you want to be very indulgent, and why not? I say! Fold it into the same cheese and ham parcels and add, tomatoes, spring onions, peppers and anything else you fancy…heaven. Then fry them in a very little olive oil until they are golden brown, to be honest the process is more heat them in a little olive oil. The oil being there just to stop the parcel sticking to the pan.
Being a very lucky Cat I actually had Lavash Parcels with cheese and all the etceteras for breakfast this morning.
When chomping through my delicious breakfast I remembered a picture I took in Tashkent of a packet of Lavash a while ago and thought I would share it with you! Then probably forgot as I was too busy being glorious!
So where is the funny sign I hear you ask, cheated. Well I have a feeling that this pack might be for the German market….
What do you think, it has to be for the Germans, they are the only ones I know of who like a bit of “gross fart” do you agree?
About the Author
The Cat is one of the most successful feline authors in the history of Catkind. His sharp elegant wit has produced the bestselling book ‘Getting Out – Excerpts from a Cat’s Diary’ and of course the much plagiarised gag of the same name which appears on all of the funniest joke sites on the internet.
Copies of the Cat’s masterpiece of feline literature ‘Getting Out – Excerpts from a Cat’s Diary’ and his latest wonderful book ‘The Cat’s Travelogue’ can be purchased at a bookstore near you or from the internet at Amazon.com and here for the Travelogue The Cat’s Travelogue Paperback Edition or at what The Cat calls his www – wickedly wonderful website here www.thecatsdiary.com where you can not only learn more about me the genius Cat but also play my games they are all paw picked by me and have been described as “exactly what free on-line games should be, fun, free and fantastic.”
I would like to tell you all about something new and rather nice that you can get from the Apple iBooks store, no not ‘Getting Out – Excerpts from a Cat’s Diary’ and his latest wonderful book you have been able to get that for ages, no something else rather wonderful. You can get John Woodcock’s brilliantly illustrated book the first in the series called ‘The Trams of Prague’
This heavily illustrated books created especially for iPads, Pods and Phones called Tram No 6 is the Naughtiest of Trams and it looks amazing.
If you would like to get this exceptional book the easy way, just click on this link:
Trams of Prague – Tram No6 is the Naughtiest of Trams
Don’t forget dear cuddly readers one and all that my translator’s heavily illustrated book has just been made available at the iBookstore or iTunes – what was it with Steve Jobs and all of the ‘i’s’?
To get whizzed straight to the store whatever it’s called just click on the picture of the cover of that wonderful book below.