How to Make Simple Inside Out Cabbage Rolls

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Inside out cabbage rolls are easy to make and save a bunch of preparation time over the traditional method of rolling the cabbage rolls. Cheap to make and hearty, your whole family will enjoy true, Romanian comfort food. It’s also a great option if you are cooking for a crowd. We have previously featured, traditional cabbage rolls, cooked in a tomato sauce base, when featuring Bulgaria. But, in Transylvania, Romania, we enjoyed cabbage a la Cluj, which features cabbage and … Read More

Roast Chicken with Pilaf Stuffing

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Italy has its risotto, the Indian sub-continent has its biryani and Eastern Europe/Middle East has its pilaf. All different methods of cooking rice in stock. Alexander the Great, was reputedly a great lover of pilaf. Roast chicken with pilaf stuffing dates dates back a long time. True to the guild system developed in the royal kitchens, the pilaf makers had their own guild so it is not surprising that pilafs are so popular in Turkey. In the Turkish military in … Read More

Traditional Turkish Yogurt Soup- Serve Hot or Cold

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  Yogurt soup. Who would have thought? Bulgaria, Greece and Turkey all claim yogurt as their own invention and believe their version is the best. Having been lucky enough to spend time in all 3 countries, I can tell you it is good in all of them. However, I wasn’t quite prepared for the variety of yogurt-based products. Products like labna (strained, thick version of yogurt, becomes more like a spread), kefir (fermented yogurt drink, great for the probiotic benefits), … Read More

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