- From Hebrew חלבה (halvá), from Romanian, from Turkish helva, from Arabic حلوى (ḥalwā). (Wiktionary)
“Here’s an alternative from a Tel Aviv cupcake shop: “Along with chocolate and vanilla, Ms. Stein offers local flavors such as halva, chocolate citrus, and Pink Velvet, which is red velvet with pomegranate juice instead of food coloring.””
“When you had spent your life struggling up the horrible greasy pole of Kremlin politics, so that you could enjoy caviar, fillet steak and chocolate halva, the notion that everyone might share your good fortune would be intolerable.”
“Mark suggested buying a box of chocolate covered halva – ordinary Russians would kill for such a treat, he said.”
“Things that she asked for, village food, curry with marrow bones and carrot halva.”
“Serves 610 clementines150g pistachio halva 1 pomegranate, seeded1 tbsp orange blossom water or orange juice2 tbsp runny honeyThis is a pretty pudding, so choose a plate that will contrast with the glistening orange clementines, the ruby jewels of pomegranate and the pistachio-speckled halva.”
“Cut the halva into 2cm x 1cm rhomboids or diamonds, or just crumble it over the clementines.”
“While the white sesame sweet halva has long been sold in gourmet stores, black sesame is at last showing up in store-bought confections.”
“For dessert they had a simple wheat-flour halva, cooked in ghee and sugar syrup, clad in raisins and fried cashews.”
“-- According to the Turkish "Dogan Haber Agency," Ali Ihsan Ozturk, President of the Teachers 'Association of Kayseri, and his colleagues, distributed halva (sweets) to passers-by in the main square of the large Turkish town, "for the soul of Hitler.”
“It is to be seen whether Israel's leaders will swallow this bitter halva or retaliate with a protest note of their own!”
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"Halva (or halawa, xalwo, haleweh, ħelwa, halvah, halava, helava, helva, halwa, halua, aluva, chalva, chałwa, "حلاوة") refers to many types of dense, sweet confections, served across the Middle Eas...
Those sweet, salty, nutty, vegetably, yummy and/or hork-worthy spreadables or munchables that folks will convince you to try.
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