Turkish Cuisine



Turkish Cuisine
“ Do not dismiss the dish saying that it is just food. The blessed thing is an entire civilization in itself ! ”
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Meze
In Turkey, despite the Islamic prohibition against wine and anything alcoholic, there is a rich tradition associated with liquor
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Food Protocol For The Culturally Correct
Eating is taken very seriously in Turkey. It is inconceivable for household members to eat alone, raid the refrigerator, or eat “on the go” while others are at home.
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Food and Spirituality
Food and dietary practices have always played an important part in religion.
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Sea Food
Four seas (The Black Sea, The Sea of Marmara, The Aegean, and The Mediterranean) surround the Turkish landscape.
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Grilled Meats
“Kebab” is another category of food which, like the börek, is typically Turkish dating back to the time when the nomadic Turks learned to grill and roast meat over camp fires.
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Bread to Börek
The foundation of Turkish food is, if anything, dough made of wheat flour.
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Baklava
The most well-known sweets associated with Turkish Cuisine are Turkish Delight (Lokum), and “baklava”, giving the impression that these may be the typical desserts eaten after meals.
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Turkish Coffee and "Ayran"
Volumes have been written about Turkish coffee; its history, its significance in social life, and the ambiance of the ubiquitous coffee houses.
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Vegetables
Along with grains, vegetables are also consumed in large quantities in the Turkish diet.
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Kitchen Of The Imperial Palace
The importance of culinary art to the Ottoman Sultans is evident to every visitor to Topkapý Place.
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A Nurturing Environment
Early historical documents show that the basic structure of Turkish cuisine was already established during the Nomadic Period and in the first settled Turkish Stades of Asia.
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Diet and Health
As modernity takes hold, traditions are falling to one side. Spirituality as a guide for conduct in everyday life is something of the past; now we turn to science for answers.
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Food Places
A survey of the types of dishes according to their ingredients may be helpful to explain the basic structure of Turkish cuisine.