pilaki

What Is? Barbunya Pilaki

  Barbunya Pilaki can be served hot or cold, and is often accompanied by lots of crusty bread for dipping into the thick sauce, which...

Patlıcan közde

What Is? Patlıcan Közde

This smokey eggplant mash is a favorite in Turkey, as both a meze and as a component part to other, more complex dishes like Hunkar Begendi....

deniz borulce

What Is? Deniz Börülce

Growing on salt sprayed rocky crags, samphire is a plant which can survive harsh conditions but has a limited growing area. The stalks are picked...

Börülce

What Is? Börülce

Börülce are best when fresh, but often only available as the dry bean variety. The beans are soaked then boiled, chilled, and served as an...

firin-helva

What Is? Fırın Helva (Baked Helva

When enjoying a large meal with your friends and family, often consisting of many courses which include meze, fish, salads, and raki, one traditional dessert...

yaprak sarma

What Is? Yaprak Sarma (Dolma)

Surrounded by controversy, the true origins of this food remain contested. Whether it comes from Greece, Turkey, Cyprus, or any other place matters little to...