National Geographic : 1946 Dec
Damascus Makes Edible Blankets of Apricot Paste Long before quick-freezing, Syrians preserved apricots so as to withstand heat and shipment. They grind the pulp, spread it thinly over cloths, coat with olive oil, and dry in the sun. Soaked and iced, the delicacy is eaten like a sherbet. Arm Drives the Bow, Toes Guide the Chisel; aChair Leg IsBorn Though his lathe is primitive,this Damascus wood turner does aworkmanlike job. His bazaar lies in a labyrinth of shadowy lanes. Sonarrow aresome of the passageways that two persons can scarcely pass.