Delicious Turkish Okra and Fresh Tomato with Olive Oil
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Delicious Turkish Okra and Fresh Tomato with Olive Oil

Okra with olive oil (Abelmoschus esculantus) is one of those vegetables folks just love to hate. Other common names of this vegetable are gumbo, bamia, quingombo, and bhindi. Meanwhile, as an important note, this vegetable becomes a slimy mess if you don’t prepare it thoroughly. Okra is an acquired taste in Turkey, just as it is…

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…

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,…

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…

The Great Flavor Comes from Simplicity: Cornbread (Mısır Ekmeği)
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The Great Flavor Comes from Simplicity: Cornbread (Mısır Ekmeği)

Cornbread is a highly underrated side dish. You can whip up this deliciously sweet and moist homemade cornbread recipe with just a few pantry staples. And so, it makes a perfect side dish for breakfast, lunch, or dinner! You can serve it slathered with butter at breakfast. What’s more, crumbled into your soup or chilli…

Arnavut Ciğeri: Turkish/Albanian Liver and Onions
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Arnavut Ciğeri: Turkish/Albanian Liver and Onions

In Turkey, people call fried liver and onions as Arnavut Ciğeri (arna-VOOT’ JEE-air-EE’) or Albanian Liver. It is most likely a result of the years when the Ottoman Empire ruled Albania and much of Eastern Europe. No matter what the name is, this dish is very delicious. Its great taste and tenderness begin with the…

Recipe: Turkish Stuffed Green Peppers
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Recipe: Turkish Stuffed Green Peppers

Every cuisine has its masterpieces. Stuffed green peppers -Turkish: Biber Dolması- is one of the peaks of Turkish cuisine which originates from the Sultan’s table. Stuffed green peppers cooked with Turkish style appeals to the taste buds of all ages; the kids love it, your husband will love it and you will enjoy its oriental…