What is Leben?
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November 27, 2016 10:08 pm at 10:08 pm #618739👑RebYidd23Participant
I’ve been buying it for years and I still don’t know what it is.November 27, 2016 10:29 pm at 10:29 pm #1199442JosephParticipant
It is life. ????November 27, 2016 10:31 pm at 10:31 pm #1199443
don’t know, never had it, despite living in EY for 2 decades. Let me know when you figure it out.November 27, 2016 10:37 pm at 10:37 pm #1199444Little FroggieParticipant
It’s something you make. Something you hack.November 27, 2016 10:43 pm at 10:43 pm #1199445☕ DaasYochid ☕Participant
Twelb minus one.November 27, 2016 10:48 pm at 10:48 pm #1199446
“Twelb minus one.”
lol. glad to hear you’re back to making jokes.November 27, 2016 10:49 pm at 10:49 pm #1199447
“It is life. ????”
? Is that Yiddish or something?November 27, 2016 10:53 pm at 10:53 pm #1199448JosephParticipant
Yes.November 27, 2016 11:08 pm at 11:08 pm #1199449golferParticipant
Middle Eastern yogurtNovember 28, 2016 1:50 am at 1:50 am #1199450
It’s yogurt that spreads easily and tastes awesome with Za’atarNovember 28, 2016 5:01 am at 5:01 am #1199451yehudayonaParticipant
lightbrite, I assume you’re talking about unflavored leben. Chocolate leben with zaatar would be … interesting.November 28, 2016 5:16 am at 5:16 am #1199452
Lol they make chocolate leben?
Yes def the plain version. I was drooling over those Lebanese round flatbread things in the shook or someplace where they make it before your eyes and then spread leben on top with zaatar and roll it up
Chocolate leben with za’star would def be interesting to say the least!November 28, 2016 3:56 pm at 3:56 pm #1199453Mashiach AgentMember
leben is thicker then yogurt but not as thick as puddingNovember 28, 2016 7:33 pm at 7:33 pm #1199454yitzykParticipant
Leben is thinner than yogurt, especially Greek yogurt. I tasted it only once, and it tasted to me like spoiled milk (which is probably not far from the truth.) Nevertheless, my kids love it. They poke a straw right through the foil top and slurp it away in seconds. I don’t think you can drink yogurt with a straw.
I assume it is based on yogurt but just more diluted (possibly with milk).
I don’t think it’s more diluted, just less yogurtizedNovember 28, 2016 7:52 pm at 7:52 pm #1199455👑RebYidd23Participant
What species is it?November 28, 2016 10:27 pm at 10:27 pm #1199456golferParticipant
I’m guessing Lactobacillus bulgaricus and Streptococcus thermophilus.November 28, 2016 11:29 pm at 11:29 pm #1199457☕ DaasYochid ☕Participant
Leben and yogurt are basically the same. The main difference is cultural.November 29, 2016 2:24 am at 2:24 am #1199458
“yogurtized” is an excellent adjective!
I wanted to say that it is more runny. Then that sounded weird. The next best word was thin, but then it’s not like traditional yogurt is fat. Just thicker.
Maybe it moves faster and is less condensed than standard yogurt.
DaasYochid: Both are multicultural. They can be very open-minded and welcoming to other strains. Technically yogurt making containers need to be sanitized beforehand, like with boiling water. Otherwise whatever is on your hands and/or in that glass/ceramic/etc-ware will grow too. A milky petri dish.November 29, 2016 6:11 pm at 6:11 pm #1199459Shopping613 🌠Participant
I still don’t get it….*shakes head*.
I beleive it’s some sort of milchig thingNovember 29, 2016 7:21 pm at 7:21 pm #1199460
Ice cream is better. So is chocolate.November 30, 2016 7:25 pm at 7:25 pm #1199461
Leben is the process, effected by yeast, that makes bread rise. During Pesach, we eat only unlebened bread. I don’t know why they use it as the name of a yogurt.December 1, 2016 8:10 am at 8:10 am #1199462WinnieThePoohParticipant
huju, they don’t use it as a name for yogurt. you mean leaven (English word) not leben (originally Arabic, now used in Hebrew). I assume that Leben is derived from lavan, white, the color of milk. An etymology search told me that Leaven comes from French, levain, which derives from the French levare, meaning to raise up.
Wikepedia defines leben as curdled milk with the butter removed, also known as buttermilk.December 1, 2016 4:43 pm at 4:43 pm #1199463
To Winnie the Pooh: I know I was kidding. I hope you were, too.December 1, 2016 6:15 pm at 6:15 pm #1199464
huju, when I saw the reference to Pesach, at first I thought you were talking about “libun”.
If Winnie the Pooh is right, then they actually are both from the same shoresh, I think.December 1, 2016 6:15 pm at 6:15 pm #1199465
And yes, I know you were kidding.December 1, 2016 7:08 pm at 7:08 pm #1199466WinnieThePoohParticipant
I wasn’t sure, and I was afraid to take it as a joke in case you were not.. or maybe the next poster would not be. It’s hard sometimes to read things properly without facial expressions.
maybe we should start using those little cute smiley face thingies (emoticons, I think they are called?)December 2, 2016 6:54 pm at 6:54 pm #1199467ajewfrommonseyParticipant
leben is a fountainDecember 14, 2016 7:36 pm at 7:36 pm #1199468
LeBen is the French name for a giant clock in London.December 15, 2016 9:45 pm at 9:45 pm #1199469HashemisreadingParticipant
lemon with a stuffed nose
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