tavuk shish

What Is? Iftar

Iftar meals can range from grand 30 course feasts to small bowls of race and fruits depending on the prosperity and opportunity of those celebrating...

ramazan pide

What Is? Ramazan Pide (Ramadan Bread)

While available throughout the year in some bakeries, Ramazan Pide can generally only be found during the holy month of fasting know in as Ramazan or Ramadan....

tavuksultansarma

What Is? Tavuk Sultan Sarma

Cuisine was extraordinarily important in the Ottoman Empire. The Topkapı Palace kitchens, called Matbah-ı Hümayun or Matbah-ıAmire, had hundreds of cooks preparing good daily meals...

baklava

What Is? Baklava

cheap, available, and guaranteed to give you a sugar rush, baklava is the most common sweet in Istanbul, though there is some contention about who...

kestane

What Is? Kestane

Chestnuts are a popular snack among the people wandering the streets of Istanbul, though I am not partial to them myself. You can be sure...

Mahmudiye

What Is? Mahmudiye

Mahmudiye was a popular chicken dish in the Ottoman palace during the 15th and 16th centuries. Sweet and fruity, it is one of the classics...