Date: Wed, 26 Jul 1995 11:55:33 -0300 From: Chris Brooks Subject: Re: sherbe(r)t My Kuwaiti students inform me that sherbet in the Arab world is the thick concentrate from a reddish fruit like strawberry which is often served at Egyptian weddings. The sherbet is mixed with sugar and water, as several ADS-ers have noted, and served. The Arabic root is s^ / r / b . Apparrently there are other sherbets made from nuts, like almonds. This is called 'sherbet bedan.' Here in Kuwait it is currently 47 C degrees outside, and I could really go for a sherbet right now! chris brooks