Noah’s Project

Thu, 08 May 2014 13:00 in Community Engagement

Where: Millennium Square, Leeds
Date: 8th May 2014
Time: 13:00

Abstract

Sample this delicious, free, ancient, transcultural dessert, and engage in cross-cultural dialogue.

Noah’s Pudding is a transcultural and interfaith food. A traditional Eastern Anatolian dessert (made of dried fruits, grains and nuts), ashura forms part of Middle Eastern cooking and can be also found in various diasporic communities. Transcribed as ashura in Arabic, with a Hebrew etymology of asor (atonement), among Armenians it is called Anoushabour (literally translated as sweet soup) and and is eaten symbolically at midnight on New Year’s Day in a ritual to sweeten the forthcoming year. Noah’s Pudding derives from a legend that when Noah finally found land after the Flood, in the Araxes valley on the slopes of Mount Ararat, he celebrated with a pudding created from the few remaining ingredients in the Ark.