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Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Balaclava vs Baklava - info from Wiki, opinion by me

balaclava (pronounced /ˌbæləˈklɑːvə/), also known as a balaclava helmet or ski mask, is a form of headgear covering the whole head, exposing only the face or upper part of it, and sometimes only the eyes. The name "balaclava" comes from the town of Balaklava, near Sevastopol in CrimeaUkraine.[1]During the Crimean Warknitted balaclavas were sent over to the British troops to help protect them from the bitter cold weather. They are traditionally knitted from wool, and can be rolled up into a hat to cover just the crown of the head.

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Baklava is a rich, sweet pastry made of layers of phyllo dough filled with chopped nuts and sweetened with syrup or honey. It is characteristic of the cuisines of the former Ottoman Empire, as well as Iran,the Caucasus and much of central and southwest Asia.

The winner? Baklava is great any time of the year. Balaclava's are really only good in cold weather riding. You can eat baklava while wearing a balaclava. I call it a draw. Both work well at what they are supposed to do.

What are your thoughts?


Anonymous said...

I'd like a balaclava that had a small pocket for baklava.

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