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Delegation Gifts suggestions list

Discussion in 'Civ - Ideas & Suggestions' started by Guandao, Oct 22, 2017.

  1. Alexander's Hetaroi

    Alexander's Hetaroi Deity

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    I'm not sure about food for the Mapuche but they are known for their silverwork and textiles.
     
  2. God of Kings

    God of Kings Ruler of all heads of state

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    @Guandao

    Now is the best time to update this list (and suggest new delegation gifts).
     
  3. Guandao

    Guandao Rajah of Minyue and Langkasuka

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    Update it how?
     
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  5. Basileus Rhomaion

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    Byzantine silk should definitely be part of the list (and rename "pastirma" which is the Turkish version to "paston"). I'd also replace Commandaria which is very specific to Retsina, a very popular Byzantine drink still produced today in Greece.
    Sidenote: There's an actual account of Liutprand, a delegate from the HRE to Constantinople tasting Retsina and being repulsed by its taste, so it'd be a very nice reference as a delegation gift along the lines of "Here's our finest Retsina... if you can take it" :mischief:

    Greece can have mastich as well. Ottomans should have raki definitely, and "gyro" (which is correctly "gyros" in Greek) should be "döner kebab".
     
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  6. Zaarin

    Zaarin My Dearest Doctor

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    Now I'm craving Syrian ice cream. :(

    :drool:

    My city has so much amazing ethnic food. Why is one good Middle Eastern restaurant too much to ask? :cry: Levantine, Persian, Turkish, Egyptian--I don't care just so long as it's good. :(
     
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  7. Guandao

    Guandao Rajah of Minyue and Langkasuka

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    Florida doesn't have Middle Eastern people, that's why! :p
     
  8. Zaarin

    Zaarin My Dearest Doctor

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    There's a very large mosque in my city, and as I understand it Florida has the second largest Coptic population in the country after California. :p
     
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    Guandao Rajah of Minyue and Langkasuka

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    Maybe the Copts don't cook? :dunno:
     
  10. Basileus Rhomaion

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    The true Levantine ethnic dessert is mahallepi/muhallebi :^)

    Or Armenian. Armenian lahmajuns are amazing. Now that I think of it, we should add those to Armenia delegation suggestions as well.
     
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    Zaarin My Dearest Doctor

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    There is actually a Coptic-run Egyptian café here, but the food is only semi-homemade. :( Their hummus is from a can... :sad: Fortunately my mom makes good hummus.

    Kunafa is my personal favorite, but Syrian ice cream with gum mastic and sahlab is harder to find. I only had it because the baker at a Jordanian restaurant I love made some for her family and shared it with us. (I'm actually lactose intolerant and cream, including ice cream, makes me very sick, but it was worth it. :p ) I had mahalepi at an Assyrian restaurant in Portland; it was delicious. I looooove rose water.

    I'd love to try Caucasian food, but I've never had it. It's similar to Persian and Turkish, I gather? I had something similar to lahmajun at a Turkish restaurant, actually.
     
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  12. Basileus Rhomaion

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    Lahmajun is common in many countries in the region (the name itself is Arabic). The Armenian one might be the original one and Armenians are well-known for making it very well, but it's not considered Caucasian food by any means. This is mostly food from western Armenia (eastern Turkey) and Armenian communities in the Levant and Cyprus.
     
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  13. God of Kings

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    Portugal can have the malasada.

    Fun fact: it was popularized in Pokémon Sun and Moon.
     
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