Baklava is a delicacy found throughout the Arab world. The Jews who
came to Israel from Arab countries continue to prepare and enjoy the
taste of baklava. This sweet pastry is sold in both Jewish and Arab
markets, and comes in a multitude of varieties.
Baklava (from the Farsi for "many leaves"), a pastry perfected by royal
bakers in the sultan's palace in Istanbul, consists of layers of phyllo
filled with nuts and spices and drenched in a syrup.