'Gypsy' Turkish Cheese Salad (Çingene pilavı)
'Gypsy' Turkish Cheese Salad (Çingene pilavı)

An olive oil dressed salad of tomato, pepper, onion and parsley with 'kesik' or 'lor' cheese curd. A speciality of Aegean cuisine and feature heavily on Aydın's breakfast and picnic tables.

Armenian Cucumber Salad (Acur Salatası)
Armenian Cucumber Salad (Acur Salatası)

Refreshingly tangy and sweet. Armenian cucumbers or acur in salad macerated in a sweet and sour dressing to balance the melony cucumber taste. A quick fix salad or side. 

Aşure (Noah's Pudding / Ashure)
Aşure (Noah's Pudding / Ashure)

A rich, comforting porridge-like desert full of a variety of beans and pulses with tonnes of mahlep, cinnamon and cloves and a zesty kick brought together in (an optional) saffron-infused milk.

Aubergine Jam (Patlıcan reçeli)
Aubergine Jam (Patlıcan reçeli)
Alive in only a few regions, jam seems like an unusual use for aubergines but is exceptionally good and quite the Turkish breakfast party showstopper. This sweet and tart preserve has hints of...
Baked Beans With Turkish Pastrami (Pastırmalı Kuru Fasulye)
Baked Beans With Turkish Pastrami (Pastırmalı Kuru Fasulye)

This hearty Turkish bean stew with peppers, onions and tomatoes and spicy pasıtrma cured beef is perfect for late summer when the nights start to cool off. 

Bol Baharat Köfte Meatballs WIth Sumac Onions & Yoghurt Sauce
Bol Baharat Köfte Meatballs WIth Sumac Onions & Yoghurt Sauce
A wonderful crowd pleaser, these tender, juicy meatballs are bursting with Turkish Mediterranean flavours. Served hot in pitta parcels with vibrant sumac jewelled red onions and fresh greens and...
Braised Aubergines (Patlıcan Silkme)
Braised Aubergines (Patlıcan Silkme)
Slowly braised or simmered Aubergines with tomatoes, peppers, and onions. Its silky rich flavour comes from nothing but garlic, olive oil and it's own tender juices. Super easy, dump and run...
Cauliflower Fritters (Karnabahar Mücver)
Cauliflower Fritters (Karnabahar Mücver)

Lightly fried cauliflower fritters with parsley, cheese and nutmeg. Perfect with a dollop of garlic yoghurt. Winter finger food to savour. 

Celeriac with Orange (Kereviz)
Celeriac with Orange (Kereviz)
The chunky nuttier cousin to celery. This classic Aegean dish of celeriac is brought together in a light but warming dish with carrots and citrus. Dill fronds are added at the last moment before...
Cheese and Herb Filled Turkish Bread Rolls (Poğaça)
Cheese and Herb Filled Turkish Bread Rolls (Poğaça)
These light bread rolls with a simple cheese, herb and spring onion belong in a mothers baking arsenal. Serve alongside olives, simple salad and fruits for an easy breakfast or picnic spread or have...

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