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Maras dondurma is a traditional Turkish mastic ice cream. It typically includes the ingredients cream, whipped cream, salep, mastic, and sugar. The ice cream originates from the city and region of Kahraman Maraş and therefore is known as Maraş ice cream. According to the legend, the Maras ice cream was discovered by accident whilst the founder was trying to make another type of ice cream dessert called "Karsambaç."  What is Karsambaç Karsambaç is a fruit ice cream made in Maras, Turkey. Traditionally the ice cream would be completed by mixing the snow from the "Ahir" mountain with grape syrup.  The founder of...

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cuisine, turkish delight, turkish sweets -

Turkish delight is a staple delicacy. From the Turkish delight flavoured Cadbury chocolate bars to little sweet-smelling soft sweets from The Chronicles of Narnia, you can see Turkish delight in all parts of our everyday life. How did Turkish delight come to be known as such worldwide? Put all puns and semantics aside, the real story of Turkish delight reveals a fascinating story about how this simple but adorable recipe managed to win hearts and those with a sweet tooth around the world. First of all, let's explore "the legend of the Turkish delight." The legend of the Turkish delight There are several...

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cuisine, fish, istanbul, streetfood, travel -

Istanbul’s Eminönü district is home to many historical landmarks. The Spice Bazaar, Yeni Mosque, Gulhane Park and the Basilica Cistern are among the places frequented by local and foreign tourists.   There is another point of attraction Eminönü hosts; the balik ekmek (fish and bread) boats on the pier.   Balik-ekmek, an Istanbul snack that is fondly loved by people from all walks of life, has been made and sold from these boats since the early years of the Republic.   Balik-ekmek boats used to roam around Galata Bridge earlier in the 20th century. The city council decided there were...

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cuisine, peppers, recipe -

Banana peppers are the cornerstone of many traditional Turkish dishes. Looks like the chili but milder in taste, this is a vegetable that adds irreplaceable flavor to dishes.  With its crunchy texture, it also goes well with salads.  Here are three recipes you can use with Banana peppers Menemen Recipe Walnut & peppers meze recipe Roasted banana peppers with tahini meze  

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cuisine, eggs, peppers, recipe -

Menemen is a traditional Turkish dish which includes eggs, tomato, green peppers, and spices such as ground black and red pepper cooked in olive oil. Cheese, and other charcuterie products such as sucuk or pastırma may also be added. Here is our menemen recipe. Ingredients for Menemen eggs 2 tablespoons of olive oil 3 banana peppers (after cleaning the stem and seeds, finely chopped) 3 medium size tomatoes 1/2 teaspoon of salt 3 eggs Optional: a few slices of cheese Instructions for making Menemen eggs Pour the olive oil in your pan.Add the peppers to the pan and fry them until...

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