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George
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Help needed

Postby George » Sat Mar 14, 2015 8:34 pm

Does anyone know what βέφα means? I came across it in a book and google translate says it means "vefa". Any help greatly appreciated.

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Re: Help needed

Postby SatCure » Sat Mar 14, 2015 8:46 pm

What was the context? Can you type the sentence here?

Initial thought is that it's a typo and should be βέρα meaning wedding ring.

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Re: Help needed

Postby George » Sat Mar 14, 2015 9:45 pm

......θα μείνει η βέφα στην Μόσχα.
It's in the form of someone arriving at an airport and going through a customs check. I just couldn't work out what it meant as I tried different connotations in google translate thinking it may have been a typing error.

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Re: Help needed

Postby YoMo2 » Sun Mar 15, 2015 9:37 am

Someone's name, or more likely, nickname? Missing the initial capital.

Or a female infant child. From βρεφος?

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Re: Help needed

Postby Kilkis » Sun Mar 15, 2015 10:42 am

Looking at the way you've typed it, it does appear to start with a capital letter. I'm pretty sure Vefa is used as a name. I think there was a TV show called Vefa's kitchen and a number of shops with the same name around Greece. There used to be one in Chania but I can't remember exactly where it was and I'm not sure it is still there. Vefa was the personality starring in the show. A sort of Greek Delia.

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Re: Help needed

Postby filippos » Sun Mar 15, 2015 10:45 am

Sounds reasonable, Warwick. Vefa (at Customs/Passport Control) will stay in Moscow.

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Re: Help needed

Postby Kilkis » Sun Mar 15, 2015 11:09 am

I found this: http://tinyurl.com/vefaskitchen She has written a book about Greek cuisine in English. Scroll down and you will see some reviews in English. It's also available on Amazon but it's only in hard-cover so it isn't cheap.

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Re: Help needed

Postby George » Sun Mar 15, 2015 2:17 pm

Thanks for the help, being a name does make sense.

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Re: Help needed

Postby Maud » Sun Mar 15, 2015 3:24 pm

Yes, I was given the cookery book as a birthday present a few years ago. Vefa thanks her mother for introducing her to food from her own homeland, which was Constantinople, so perhaps the name originates from there? Vefa also refers to her deceased husband who lectured at Thessaloniki University, so perhaps it is the area where she eventually ended up, but I have no idea if it is a name from that region.

Incidentally, the book Vefa's Kitchen by Phaidon Press is a super book, and much more than just a cookery book. It's and ideal present for anyone who enjoys Greek food.

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Re: Help needed

Postby peebee » Mon Mar 16, 2015 4:55 am

I've not seen the cook book, but a friend put us on to her recipe for pitta bread - it was absolutely yummy.
Ingredients and method at the bottom of this page http://www.kalofagas.ca/2009/11/11/vefas-pita-bread/

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Re: Help needed

Postby Maud » Tue Mar 17, 2015 12:10 am

I know we are off topic here, but you are correct peebee, the recipe you mention is excellent, as are so many others in the book.

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Re: Help needed

Postby Carolina » Tue Mar 17, 2015 8:46 pm

Yes, Vefa is a name. Some of you may remember Vefa the TV chef on morning/afternoon Greek TV programmes : http://greece.greekreporter.com/2012/03 ... g-secrets/


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