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How to make Coban Kavurma (Turkish Lamb Casserole)

22nd November 2016
An authentic Turkish dish featuring marinated lamb, green bell pepper, zucchini, mushrooms and tomato baked in casserole dishes and covered with Mozzarella cheese.
Equipment needed: Four individual-sized terra cotta/ceramic casserole dishes.Ingredients2 lb(s) lamb meat (preferrably from the...
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How to make traditional Asure Pudding

1st November 2016 This delicious dessert of grains, pulses and dried fruit, referred as Asure or Ashura – Noah’s Dessert-, is most probably one of Turkey’s most famous dessert. According to the legend, Noah made it on the Ark by combining whatever ingredients were left on the ark. It is also the...
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How to Make Turkish Rice Pudding (Sütlaç)

21st October 2016 How to Make Turkish Rice Pudding (Sütlaç)A cool and creamy treat perfect for anytime of day!1. In a medium-size pot, bring the rice and 2 cups of water to a boil.2 Pop on a lid (maybe leaving it slightly open so that the foam doesn't overflow), lower the heat, and gently cook for 25...
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10 Delicious Turkish Foods Everyone Must Try

7th August 2016 Delicious Turkish Foods Everyone Must Try
 
Don’t forget to put yogurt on EVERYTHING.
1. Menemen
This traditional Turkish breakfast item is scrambled eggs cooked in sautéed vegetables and served hot with bread. Dip it, spread it, or spoon it up.
2. Mantı
Mantı might...
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Turkish Summer Foods You Just Have To Try!

24th July 2016 There’s no summer quite like a Turkish summer and with the changing of the seasons comes a changing of menus in Turkish restaurants and cafes. Turkish cuisine offers a huge variety of flavours the summer foods in particular are favourite among many.
So without further ado let’s take a...
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Stay Hydrated This Summer – Turkish Drinks To Keep You Cool

30th June 2016
We all love the Turkish sunshine but this gorgeous weather comes with a downside doesn’t it? The risk of dehydration is very real especially for expats and tourists who are in Turkey for the first time or from countries that simply don’t have the same degree of sun as Turkey. So...
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Turkey’s Relationship With Alcohol

15th February 2016 We’ve already looked at the frequently asked questions in regards to Turkey’s alcohol laws and as you may know alcohol in Turkey doesn’t come cheap due to the high tax rates imposed on it. While research as shown that the high prices haven’t caused alcohol consumption to...
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Turkey’s Alcohol Laws – The Frequently Asked Questions

29th December 2015 We don’t often look at a countries alcohol laws but it’s something everyone should make time to do. Whether they’re just holidaying or making a permanent move. To help outline Turkey’s Alcohol Laws let’s look at some frequently asked questions. How do the alcohol laws...
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The Absolute Most Delicious Way To Make Aşure Pudding

22nd December 2015 Aşure PuddingA.K.A Noah's ark pudding is a cornucopia of healthy ingredients like dried fruits, legumes and whole grain wheat that are sweetened with sugar and fruit juices and cooked all together in one pot. This pudding traditionally contains apricots, raisins, currants, figs, pine nuts, walnuts,...
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How to Make Turkish Red Lentil Soup From Scratch

30th November 2015 Turkish Red Lentil SoupThis version of Turkey's classic lentil soup is home cooking at its best: Simple, flavourful and nutritious. Make it a complete meal by adding a tangy salad and your favourite flatbread or a crusty loaf of whole-grain bread.Let's get started….Ingredients :Servings...
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