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GASTRONOMY FESTIVAL KICKS OFF IN BURSA!

The northwestern province of Bursa is hosting a gastronomy festival from Sept. 23 to 25 to promote its local cuisine, which is considered the foundation of the Ottoman court kitchen. Bursa is preparing for its first citywide gastronomy festival with local and national flavors both on a corporate and professional basis, Bursa Mayor Alinur Aktaş …

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TURKIYE’S ‘KEŞKEK’ DISH ENTERS UNESCO’S LIST!

A Turkish meat dish known as Keşkek, or Kashkak, has officially entered UNESCO’s Intangible Heritage List. The food joins more than 200 practices from around the world which already enjoy the U.N. seal of approval. Keşkek combines meat or chicken with wheat or barley stew and is found in Iranian …

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HOW CAFFEINE BECAME THE WORLD’S FAVORITE DRUG…

Author Michael Pollan on how coffee and tea awakened a new form of consciousness for Western civilization… Whether in the form of tea, coffee, or a potent energy drink, there’s no denying the near-universal appeal of caffeine. This tiny molecule has been consumed for centuries in beverages and foods that …

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NEW TRENDSETTER; COFFEE CULTIVATION IN TURKIYE

Turkish tea is world famous and one of the favorite hot beverages Turks consume several times a day. It is domestically produced with the largest growing area in the Black Sea city of Rize. According to the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry’s latest accessible data, Turkiye is the sixth largest …

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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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