We have a traditional pastry named cigarette borek (sigara boregi in Turkish). It is made of phyllo filled with feta and parsley and then fried. It is so tasty that you can eat more than ten at one time. They are that addictive! You can sip your beer when eating these, they go very well together. Cigarette borek is in shape of cigarettes- or cigars actually. However, some people do not like this resemblance and they want to change the food name! They think the name of this borek promotes smoking. Don’t you think it’s ridiculous? I don’t smoke, but I’m totally against this change. Everyone knows this borek with that name and I don’t know anyone who starts smoking due to cigarette borek.
Union of Restaurant Owners in Adapazari decided to change this food name just for this reason, they can’t stand hearing the “word” smoking in a food name. They made a meeting for this issue and decided on a new name for the borek. The new name for cigarette borek is pencil borek! They hope people won’t use the former name anymore to prevent possible new smokers after eating this borek. What do you think? Is it reasonable to change a food name? Do you think the name of this borek has such a bad effect on people?