The Guest of Every Meal in Turkey: Mixture of Vegetable and Egg — Turkish Menemen
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The Guest of Every Meal in Turkey: Mixture of Vegetable and Egg — Turkish Menemen

As you all now know, breakfast is the most important part of the Turkish family meal. (You can check out our article on Turkish breakfast here.) Despite a rich culture in regional cuisine, that basic and super easy breakfast fare will surprise you. Moreover, it is a very common and standard dish all across the…

Turkish Fried Mussels With ‘Tarator’ Sauce: “Midye Tava”
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Turkish Fried Mussels With ‘Tarator’ Sauce: “Midye Tava”

If you ever have to opportunity to visit Istanbul, Turkey’s largest city, you’ll come across a selection of delicious street foods like no other around the world. Turkish street foods are so common that you’ll find everything. There is a wide variety from roasted chestnuts, fried, spiced tripe called “kokoreç,” succulent meatballs or crispy lamb…

A Recipe: “Piyaz” — Delicious Turkish Bean Salad
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A Recipe: “Piyaz” — Delicious Turkish Bean Salad

Dry beans are commonly famous as the ‘sultans of the Turkish kitchen.’ They are a staple in Turkish cuisine where delicious recipes for fresh and dry beans abound. Meanwhile, one of the most common ways to eat beans is as a cold salad or starter, called “piyaz“. ‘Piyaz’ is a simple dish to cook at…

A Yummy Turkish Flavour: Eggplant and Vegetable Ragout (Şakşuka)
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A Yummy Turkish Flavour: Eggplant and Vegetable Ragout (Şakşuka)

If you love anything with eggplant, you’ll surely enjoy this flavorful Turkish appetizer, or meze called şakşuka. Şakşuka is a vegetarian medley of eggplant and zucchini squash. You must fry it in olive oil and mixed with a tomato sauce. The sauce should be made from green and red peppers, onions, and garlic. This makes…

The Delicious Turkish Şalgam Suyu
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The Delicious Turkish Şalgam Suyu

Şalgam (SHAAL’- Gahm) juice is a popular beverage from Turkey’s southeastern region around the cities of Mersin and Adana. In the base of şalgam, there is a vegetable. Moreover, şalgam is a great example of Turkish regional cuisine. In Turkish, the word ‘şalgam’ means turnip, but this traditional drink is actually made from purple carrots,…

Recipe of A Delicious Turkish Desert: Noah’s Ark Pudding Asure (Aşure)
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Recipe of A Delicious Turkish Desert: Noah’s Ark Pudding Asure (Aşure)

You cannot visit Turkey without coming across a very special dessert. The name of this flavour Turkish desert is Noah’s ark pudding. It is also and more commonly known as ‘aşure’. Noah’s ark pudding is a cornucopia of healthy ingredients like dried fruits, legumes and whole-grain wheat. They are sweet with the joining of sugar…

Authentic Turkish Lavas Puff Bread (Lavaş Ekmeği)
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Authentic Turkish Lavas Puff Bread (Lavaş Ekmeği)

If you’ve eaten at a real Turkish kebab house or ocakbaşı (meaning “fireside restaurant”), you’re sure to have sampled this classic puff bread from southeastern Turkey. So, you can use this recipe to bake authentic Turkish lavaş (lah-VAHSH) at home. It’s not only delicious, but it’s also a lot of fun and makes a great conversation piece….

Savory Turkish “Dolma” — Stuffed Grape Leaves Recipe
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Savory Turkish “Dolma” — Stuffed Grape Leaves Recipe

People from all around the world pleasantly eat and consume Dolmas. Dolma, which is also famous as stuffed grape leaves, dawali, and dolmades, has a lot of different variations. You can find in Mediterranean restaurants. However, instead of eating out for this healthy comfort food, you should definitely give a try. So, you must make it…

A Very Traditional Turkish Dessert — Şekerpare (Turkish Semolina Cookies with Syrup)
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A Very Traditional Turkish Dessert — Şekerpare (Turkish Semolina Cookies with Syrup)

Sekerpare is a very loved, traditional and delicious Turkish dessert. In Turkey, you can come across with this crunchy dessert in every Turkish home. What’s more, you can find Sekerpare in bakeries and patisseries, as well. Meanwhile, we call it as pastane all around in Turkey. So, sekerpare is a semolina based national favourite dessert…

“Katmer” — Yummy Turkish Dessert with Pistachio and Clotted Cream
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“Katmer” — Yummy Turkish Dessert with Pistachio and Clotted Cream

Turkish katmer, a crunchy pancake with pistachios and clotted cream, is a lip-smacking and simple recipe. The world-famous taste station Gaziantep in Turkey is where the Turkish dessert originates. Additionally, the city is among Turkey’s must-visit culinary destinations. In Gaziantep, the crunchy, flaky Katmer is in fact the customary first meal following the wedding night….