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Ode to Perry’s Breads of Wonder

In response to the excellent article by Charles Perry (“The Wide World of Flat Breads” Sept. 3), I enclose the following poem.

Unleavened Heaven

Most people like their bread to leaven,

But I consider flat bread heaven,

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The greatest flat bread made of wheat’s a

Delicious, steaming slice of pizza

Whose crust is thick, dark brown and rusty,

Not soggy please, it must be crusty,

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But there are flat breads more exotic,

Whose names are really quite hypnotic.

There’s lahvosh, comes from Yerevan,

It’s brought to stores by caravan,

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And tasty, for it is Armenian,

Goes great with coffee that is Kenyan,

And carasau, that’s from Sardinia,

it looks like parchment, Abyssinia

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Has breads like that, but most have gone

Into oblivion, Prester John

Took all secrets to his grave.

There’s bulgur bread that makes Kurds rave,

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It’s called Casoki, great to chew,

with mezair salsa let it stew,

And eat it while it’s very hot,

Add lemon juice, if you have got.

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GERSHON HEPNER, M.D.

Los Angeles


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