Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Cotton candy aka grandma's hair

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For ABC Wednesday,  K is for kosher cotton candy. 


In Hebrew it is called "grandmother's hair."


Our Meitar Scout troop held a happening at the athletic field, with lots of activities and free stuff for the young visitors.
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UPDATE:  Robert Geiss, a photographer living in Greece, just informed me that also in Greek cotton candy is called grandmother hair!
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26 comments:

Karl Demetz said...

"Grandmother's hair"? An interesting name for the cotton candy :)
I'm wondering from where this name comes...
Lovely pics, Dina !

Gosia k said...

Cotton candy is too sweet for me

Dina said...

Karl, well, some grandmothers (but not me) have a full head of such fluffy pure white hair. :)

Gosia, Yeah, too sweet. I haven't eaten cotton candy in about half a century. hehe

visualnorway said...

Very aptly named, but maybe not the candy all grandmothers would recommend ;-)

Dina said...

Visualnorway, so true. It makes everyone who touches it a sticky mess.

Dina said...

And I had to be careful not to have strands of cotton candy blow over onto my lens.

Alice said...

The last time I had cotton candy was years ago, but I still remember the taste. Nice photos Dina

Melody Steenkamp said...

hhh jummiieee Dina, I would sure like some !!

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ellen b said...

You learn something new every day. I might just start calling it grandmother's hair, too.

Petrea Burchard said...

How fun! I've never seen it white before. The county fairs I've been around have always made it pink, blue, purple... This is pretty.

Dina said...

Petrea, your American cotton candy comes in colors??

Leslie: said...

Grandmother's hair??? LOL I'm a grandmother but I still have dark hair and so did my father when he died at 86! But what a fun name for it. And yes we have coloured cotton candy in Canada - usually pink or blue.

Leslie
abcw team

crystal said...

I've had cotton candy a few times at the local fair here and it does come in colors, usually pink. I've never seen white cotton candy before. Very sticky! :)

William Kendall said...

Cotton candy can be kosher?

I haven't had it since childhood.

Roger Owen Green said...

I suppose cotton candy CAN be kosher; I had not thought about that!

ROG, ABCW.

Hildred said...

A long time since I've had the fun of eating cotton candy part of childhood, although I wouldn't mind a little now. I have the hair to match your version!

Dina said...

Roger and William, well, I am just assuming the machine and the ingredients were kosher, this being Israel and with the concession being at a Jewish public event in town.
While googling about kosher cotton candy just now, I found a funny little video about the origin of the spun sugar:

"In 1899, a confectioner named John C. Wharton partnered with an amateur inventor named James Morrison to issue a patent. The device they dreamed up was the precursor to the metal drum-switch, which are used today to make cotton candy. The two debuted their invention at the 1904 World’s Fair to wide acclaim. But despite the success of the spun sugar business, Morrison eventually returned to his day job — he was a dentist."

--- also see video at http://www.greatbigstory.com/stories/the-dentist-who-created-cotton-candy

Murthy K v v s said...

Interesting pictures.

Tania said...

I remember this from my childhood.. I fussed about getting, but do you think I liked it..not! Funny pictures and name in Hebrew

Ann said...

Wow, how interesting the name in Hebrew. I do love the tasty treat.
Ann

Nathalie H.D. said...

Grandmother's hair, eh? Lovey name. Do old women dye their hair pink in Israel? Or perhaps you have less artificial coloring in your cotton candy than we have in France. Ours is generally outrageously pink.

Gunn said...

Grandmothers hair? I got my first white hair at the age of 19! A couple of years ago it was populare to colour the hair grey, and young people paid for having it done.

Kate said...

I am back again after a self-imposed hiatus from blogging, a failed attempt! Missed all of you too much to continue!! A wonderful group of photos, and "grandmother's hair" is a perfect description.

Dina said...

Nathalie, I have only ever seen white here in Israel.

Gunn, strange!

Kate, welcome back!

Bergson said...

here is the dads beard

Kay said...

Grandmother's Hair... Hmmmm....
Somehow that does not sound very appetizing.