Culinary

Kunta Kinte (Roots)

Whenever I think of the slaves, captives and prisoners from my childhood tv shows, they directly bring me back memories. You can see how we were taken by them! They were always eating corn porridge, there was no bread to eat. Slave, prisoner, captive… These people have never been treated very kindly.

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Most Delicious Way of Eating Bacteria: Tarhana

Culinary, Shorticle, By Esra Çınar - Read In 5 minutes - 43 views - 20/09/2021 Most Delicious Way of Eating Bacteria: Tarhana Tarhana is a fermented milk product that is...

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“Sıra Nights” in a Nutshell

Culture, Shorticle, By Ayça Karcı - Read In 4 minutes - 8 views - 20/09/2021 “Sıra Nights” in a NutshellThere are countless of traditions in Turkey. “Sıra night” is one...

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Pairing Turkish Wine & Meze

One of Turkey’s most popular culinary traditions is that of rakı balık. Literally translated as rakı fish, this is the great tradition that comes from the Turkish meyhane, or tavern. Rakı is a grape spirit-based, anise-infused liquor similar to Greece’s ouzo and Lebanon’s arak. In Turkey, this drink, served over ice and diluted with water, accompanies traditional fish and small bite meze.

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Existential Questions of “Sustainability” Practices of Alcoholic Beverages in Turkey

Lately, I have been thinking about how our overall way of living and view of the world. I am going through an intense questioning about the way we live, consume, interfere and invade. We are observing a rapid shift due to climate change, pandemics, wars and migrations.

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“Mezeci” as a Profession

“Mezeci” can be interpreted as an appetizer cook if we simply put it. But believe me it is more than that. The concept of this profession we aggregate associate with “Meze” has so much background in history and tradition from Western Asia, the Balkans and North Africa. “Meze” comes from the Persian word "Maza", which means to taste or relish. Meze is a food group in the Eastern Mediterranean regions and especially in Turkish cuisine. Meze is frequently offered as part of multi-course dinners.

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Pairing Herbs & Spices with Turkish Wines

Many of us have heard the old adage to pair white wine with chicken and fish and red wine with red meat (like beef and lamb). Happily, that advice has pretty much gone out the window over the last few years.

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5 Things to Know about Raki

There are many different alcoholic beveragess around the world; that you can enjoy. Wine, vodka beer, gin, tequila… But Turkey has embraced one of them as national drink: Raki. What makes this drink so special for Turkish people? Let’s find out!

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Anatomy of a talk: ‘Garum’

Experts on history, science and gastronomy meet to discuss and explore the rich history and the future of this Ancient Roman sauce, led by Sally..

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Understanding ‘Body’ in Turkish Wines

“Body” strikes one as a strange word to use to describe a liquid. One thinks of body as something solid. However, one [of the many!]…

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