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✶ 土耳其冰淇淋: 快點啦!老闆! Dondurma: A Sticky, Tacky Treat

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土耳其冰淇淋: 快點啦!老闆! Dondurma: A Sticky, Tacky Treat
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You don’t need to book a plane ticket to Istanbul to get your hands on Turkish ice cream. This treat is a popular confection in tourist areas around the world. And even if you don’t feel like buying a cone, it’s worthwhile to stop to watch someone else make a __1__ when you spot a Turkish ice cream stall. Wait a minute or two and you’ll be __2__ an amusing show.

tacky [ ˈtækɪ  ] a. 有點黏的
confection [ kənˈfɛkʃən ] n.(精美的)甜點∕甜食
cone [ kon ] n.(盛冰淇淋的)甜筒餅乾

Here is what you can expect to witness . When a customer reaches out to __3__ their ice cream, the vendor will often twirl the cone out of reach , turning the transaction into a game. The ice cream—still attached to the end of a long stick—gets placed within the customer’s grasp and __4__ away at the last minute time and time again . Eventually, the vendor relinquishes the dessert, bringing the __5__ and joking to an end .

土耳其冰淇淋: 快點啦!老闆! Dondurma: A Sticky, Tacky Treat
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Try this trick with any other ice cream and you’ll likely end up with a __6__ on the ground. However, Turkish ice cream isn’t like most __7__ of the frozen treat. Also known as dondurma, Turkish ice cream contains some of the standard ingredients, namely cream and sugar. But what makes this treat different are two unusual __8__. One is salep, which is a flour made from the tuber of an orchid. The other is mastic, a plant resin that is used as a spice and in chewing gum and ice cream. These two ingredients give the ice cream its characteristic hard texture and resistance to __9__. This is why the vendor constantly stirs the ice cream with a long-handled paddle. Not doing so would cause the ice cream to __10__ and be unscoopable. In fact, some variations of the dessert can be so hard that they require a fork and a knife to eat!

salep [ ˈsæləp ] n. 蘭莖粉
tuber [ ˈtubɚ ] n. 塊莖
orchid [ ˈɔrkɪd ] n. 蘭花
mastic [ ˈmæstɪk  ] n. 乳香
resin [ ˈrɛzn̩ ] n. 樹脂
paddle [ ˈpædl̩ ] n. 平匙狀攪拌器
unscoopable [ ʌnˈskupəbl̩ ] a. 無法用勺子挖起來的

 

(A) mess (B) snatched (C) varieties (D) grab (E) melting
(F) teasing (G) additions (H) purchase (I) stiffen (J) guaranteed

 

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你不必訂去伊斯坦堡的機票就能買到土耳其冰淇淋。這種美食在世界各地的旅遊區都是人氣甜點。即使你不想買一支,當你看到土耳其冰淇淋攤時,停下腳步看別人買也很值得。等個一兩分鐘,你肯定會看到一場逗趣的表演。

你可以期待看到以下場面。顧客伸手取冰淇淋時,小販經常會把甜筒轉到他們搆不著的地方,把這場買賣變成遊戲。仍黏在長棍末端的冰淇淋一次又一次地放在顧客觸手可及的地方,然後在最後一刻被奪走。最後,小販會交出甜點,戲弄與調侃就此結束。

如果你嘗試拿別種冰淇淋來玩這招,你可能會搞到地上一團亂。然而,土耳其冰淇淋與大多數種類的冰品不同。土耳其冰淇淋又叫 dondurma ,裡頭有一些普通的冰淇淋成分,更確切地說,是奶油和糖。但這道美食與眾不同的地方在於兩種非比尋常的添加物。一種是蘭莖粉,這是用蘭花塊莖製成的粉。另一種是乳香,這是一種植物樹脂,被當作香料,也被用在口香糖和冰淇淋裡。這兩種成分賦予了土耳其冰淇淋典型的堅硬質地與不易融化的特性。這就是小販持續拿著長柄攪拌器攪動冰淇淋的原因。如果不這樣做,這種冰淇淋就會變硬,無法舀起。事實上,這道甜點有幾種變化硬到要用刀叉才能吃呢!

Ans: 1. H 2. J 3. D 4. B 5. F 

6. A 7. C 8. G 9. E 10. I

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