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“WE WILL NOT PRODUCE PISTACHIO BAKLAVA!”

Baklava producers announced that they will take a break from pistachio baklava production for a while to protest the prices. Mehmet Yıldırım, Chairman of the Board of Baklava and Dessert Producers Association (BAKTAD), said, “Let’s take a break from pistachio products for a while, let’s not produce them. Let’s make …

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JAK ESKINAZI: WE AIM TO EXPORT 2 BILLION DOLLARS TO THE USA AS TURKISH FOOD INDUSTRY

Press release… Turkish food exporters will exhibit at the New York Summer Fancy Food Fair with 32 companies… Jak Eskinazi The Turkish food industry aims to boost its exports to the United States, the world’s largest food importer, to 2 billion dollars. The Turkish food industry will participate in the …

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ILTER AVSAR BRANDS THE ARDAHAN GOOSE!

İlter Avşar, one of the important names in the world of gastronomy, branded the traditional dish of the Kars-Ardahan region, goose meat. Businessperson İlter Avşar, who opened up to Europe with the “Avşar Kaz Tandır” brand, is now introducing new flavours to the world of gastronomy. İlter Avşar, who draws …

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VAN; WORLD CAPITAL OF BREAKFASTS!

Hours before the sun rises over Van, a city in the far east of Turkey fringed by rolling hillsides and a spectacular lake, preparations are already well underway for the most important meal of the day. By 5 a.m., the scent of oven-hot flatbreads and freshly brewed Turkish tea is …

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ASHURE; THE WORLD’S OLDEST DESSERT?

Although chickpeas and beans don’t usually belong in a pudding, they are core ingredients in one of the oldest – and, some say, one of the most delicious – desserts in the world. Ashure It was a cold, drizzly January day in Istanbul and I was searching for inspiration at Goreme, …

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CEREN BOZKURT: FOOD MASTERLY BLENDED FROM ASIA, ANATOLIA, MIDDLE EAST AND BYZANTIUM BY THE OTTOMANS

For most of us, food usually represents sustenance and sometimes gastronomic pleasure, however, some among us see and appreciate food as a reservoir of information that holds up a mirror to the past as a narrator of history. Ceren Bozkurt For a region rich in history like Anatolia, this particular …

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MAHMUT ÖZGENER: IZMIR TULUM CHEESE GOT GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATION

Izmir Tulum Cheese Gets Geographical Indication… Mahmut Özgener, Chairman of the Izmir Chamber of Commerce (İZTO), announced that a new one has been added to İzmir’s registered products. Özgener stated that after the lokma, boyoz and şambali, the geographical indication of the tulum cheese has been obtained. Mahmut Özgener, Chairman …

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YAKUP DEMİR: AGRICULTURE IN ÇEŞME IS AS IMPORTANT AS TOURISM

Çeşme (prominent resort district of İzmir province) Touristic Hoteliers Association (ÇESTOB) President Yakup Demir stated that agriculture and local agricultural products are as important as tourism and said, “We absolutely need to bring agriculture and tourism together. Çeşme’s agricultural products are very special and very valuable. Agriculture in Çeşme is …

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‘HISTORICAL’ ATTACK FOR GASTRONOMIC TOURISM IN HATAY!

Hatay Metropolitan Municipality brought together experts in the field of gastronomy and important chefs to introduce the city’s food culture to the world. Hatay Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Lütfü Savaş said, “Hatay is a city where different cultures have lived together for centuries. Where the first agriculture started. Right in the …

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“BEGINNING: TURKISH COFFEE STORIES FROM ANATOLIA”

Press release… Turkish Coffee to be Promoted in New York Times Square on World Coffee Day In order to make the name of Turkish coffee known to the world, the documentary “Beginning: Turkish Coffee Stories from Anatolia”, prepared in cooperation with Arzum Okka and Turkish Coffee Lady Foundation and by …

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