Turkish Meze – Recipes for a Beautiful Turkish Platter

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There is a fine food tradition in Turkey, going back hundreds of years to the royal kitchens. Dinners with family and/or friends are special and it is considered very poor form for individual family members to fix themselves a meal separate from the rest of the family. The tradition of the Turkish meze platter is an essential part of Turkish culture. Turkish mezes are perfect for social gatherings and are designed to promote talking through their casual, shared eating. Meze, … Read More

Healthy Pomegranate Breakfast

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Enjoying a pomegranate breakfast will guarantee you derive all the benefits from this now-recognized super food. Healthy pomegranate recipes like this one are full of flavor and go very well in the summer to start your day on the right foot. And, only four ingredients. The benefits of eating pomegranate in the morning are that you receive the full advantage of it throughout the course of the day. And, in addition to our pomegranate breakfast recipe today, breakfast is also … 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

Turkish Warm Lentil Salad Recipe

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There is a funny story behind putting the recipe for Turkish Warm Lentil Salad together. In Turkey, lentils are traditionally of the red variety. We thought that we might be a little different and make the Turkish Warm Lentil Salad with green lentils, as we had thought we had seen them at the market. So, whilst shopping at the local market, we sourced our green lentils. No problem. Or so we thought. The problem became evident when it took forever … Read More

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