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Olive oil is a major component in Turkish cuisine along with an abundance of seasonal vegetables, fish and herbs. The food doffers throughout different regions of the country with the Istanbul region favouring lighter spices and preferring rice-based dishes and rich vegetable stews. As you move nearer to the Black Sea region fish become more and more prevalent in the food produced, with the south east renowned for its kebabs and dough-based desserts like baklava. The Mediterranean areas produce dishes rich in vegetables, herbs and unsurprisingly fish.
Culturally the Turkish people enjoy a rich breakfast usually consisting of cheeses, olives, eggs, honey, jam, tomatoes, spicy Turkish sausage. One of their popular breakfasts known as ‘menemen’ is tomatoes, green peppers, onion, olive oil and eggs. For lunch and evening meal options, particularly in the summer, the cuisine centres around combinations of fried aubergine, peppers, potatoes served alongside a tomato or yoghurt sauce. A light summer meal often eaten includes cheese, cucumbers, tomatoes and mixture of watermelon and other melon varieties to make a light salad.
If you are looking for some ideas of Turkish food to try here are some of the top options for you:
- YaprakSarrma – a vegetable-based dish consisting of rice, onions, pepper and mint and cinnamon wrapped in vine leaves
- Dolma – another vegetable-based dish consisting of either aubergines, peppers or courgettes stuffed with a mixture of rice, onion and herbs and spices.
- Karniyarik – A minced meat, onion, parsley, garlic and tomato mixture placed into a fried aubergine.
- Kofte – a meatball style dish that come in a variety of shapes and sizes. The kofte are made from ground meat, usually lamb, mixed together with bread crumbs, diced onion and herbs and spices.
- Sekerpare – these little cakes are made with an almond dough they are soaked in a sugar syrup and left to cool. Once cooled the sugar syrup dries to create a crumbly, sweet treat.
- Asure – is a dessert consisting of a selection of grains, dried fruits, fruits and nuts. It is a popular non-animal-based dessert that is eaten particularly during the first month of the Islamic calendar.