icli kofte

What Is? İçli Köfte

  In İçli köfte the exterior crust acts as a  vessel within which minced meat, onions, and spices cook. It is a special dish because...

manti

What is? Mantı

In the old days of Anatolia, women would come together to roll out thin dough, cut it into small pieces, and stuff each piece with...

Terkib-i Ceşidiye

What Is? Terkib-i Ceşidiye

The sweet-and-sour flavor of this dish, popular in the 15th century, comes from apricots, prunes, apples, and almonds. Its most important ingredient, however, was musk,...

durum

What Is? Dürüm

Dürüm is one of the most common food groups in Istanbul culture, and there are as many kinds of dürüm as there are dürümcu, Turkish for...

kofte at cemberlitas

What Is? Köfte (meatballs)

Kofte are a traditional staple of the Turkish diet. There are hundreds of different varieties and vary greatly in size and shape. Some are long...

sucuk

What is? Sucuk

Sucuk is a cased dried sausage product, often seasoned with garlic and red pepper flakes. The prices and quality of sucuk vary to a great...

adana durum

What Is? Adana Kebap

Adana kebap is a long, hand-minced meat kebap mounted on a wide iron skewer and grilled on an open mangal  (grill.)  It is named after...

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What Is? Mutancene

The word ‘mutancene’ comes from ‘tanjara’ in Arabic, which became ‘tencere’ in Turkish, meaning ‘a big casserole.’ Because of the word, the dish is considered...