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Turkey - soft drinks
Ayran
lebanon
armenia
syria
azerbaijan
ouzbekistan
turkey
Ayran drink
© packaging-creality.de
National drink in Turkey, Ayran is a yogurt drink composed of one third fresh yogurt and two thirds salt water. Yogurt may be from cow, sheep or goat milk. Ayran's flavour suits spicy meals, also cool as an aperitif with pistachios.
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Boza
bulgaria
serbia
turkey
albania
Boza drink
© mymerhaba.com
Creamy turkish drink obtained by delaying cereals in water. Sold in Bozahane shops or by street salesmen, this drink symbolizes conviviality. It's the beverage of winter familial evenings. Boza is known in the whole ancient ottoman empire area. Boza can also be tasted chilled powdered with cinnamon and accompanied with roasted chickpeas.
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Pomegrenate juice
azerbaijan
iran
israel
tajikistan
turkey
Pomegrenate juice drink
© satoriz.fr
refreshing and natural drink obtained from the freshly squeezed fruit.
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Sage
turkey
ada çayi, meaning island's tea
Sage drink
© com.tr
Infusion with the thousand virtues : aphrodisiac, relieves painful menstruation, facilitate childbirth, reduce hot flashs of menopause... see www.dogadan.fr



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Beet (juice)
turkey
salgam suyu
Beet (juice) drink
© amazonaws.com
Spicy juice of an intermediary vegetable between beet and turnip. Salgam is a particular specie of rutabaga looking like a purple carot. Salgam suyu (salgam juice) contains also cracked wheat, levain, garlic, carot juice and yeast. Its particular taste, sour spicy and salted, suits very well with vegetable dishes. Street salesmen sell it generaly in large goblets, but you can also find some supermarket brands : Özkan, Doganay...
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Wild rose (juice)
turkey
kusburnu suyu
Wild rose (juice) drink
© mailce.com
Sweet drink traditionally drunk at Gümüshane for which a festival is granted each summer. Very rich in Vitamin C (more than lemon).
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Salep
turkey
Salep drink
© hecate.ca
Drink prepared with flour of orchid's tuber, milk and cinnamon. This delicious hot drink is traditionally drunk during winter in sandstone cups. The root is rarely used in the current recipes, due to the scarcity of the plant (which grows only in Turkey mountains). So, the current recipe use rice flour, wheat starch, milk, sugar and cinnamon. Wikipedia and see gouterlemonde.blogspot.fr

Turkey - vegetarian recipes
Burek or börek
albania
armenia
bulgaria
georgia
greece
israel
serbia
turkey
Burek or börek recipe
© pinimg.com
burek are common in all the area under ottoman influence, they can be filled with spinach or potatoes or cheese (or ground meat). Known as borekass in Israel, giben ica in Serbia or banitsa in Bulgaria... Here we have a recipe of cheese börek

Ingredients :
turkish cheese or feta 150g
grated cheese 100g
filo pastry : 6 leaves
chopped flat-leaf parsley
milk 350 ml + pepper
olive oil 2 tbsp

Recipe of easy burek :
Heat the oven at 210°C
Wash and chopp the parsley ... read next



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Stuffed vineleaves, Dolmeh barg, Dolma,Sarma
armenia
azerbaijan
greece
iran
israel
lebanon
ouzbekistan
russia
serbia
tajikistan
turkey
Stuffed vineleaves, Dolmeh barg, Dolma,Sarma recipe
© marmiton.org

This (important) recipe is known in so many countries...

Ingredients :
a jar of vineleaves, (2 leaves for each dolmeh)
basmati rice 3 cups
dried dill 3 tbsp
currants (soaked in a cup of water) 1 handful of
pine nuts 1 handful
juice of 2 lemons
dash of olive oil, salt

Recipe of stuffed vineleaves :
Wash and cook the rice with dried dill, a pinch of salt and a table spoon of oil.
When the water is almost evaporated, stir gently to divide up uniforml ... read next

Turkey - dances
Halay
armenia
kurdistan
turkey
Halay dance
© lemonde.fr
How to dance Halay Traditional dance also common at armenians, azeris, kurdish and turkish people to comemorate weddings and other festivities. Dancers stand on a line and join hands or arms.
This dance is called YALLI in azeri and GOWEND orDîlan in kurdish.
KOTCHARI danced in Armenia symbolizes the pilgrimage of a group. It's a line dance having a strong symbolic system. Dancers are placed according to their social position. The red fabric the chief holds in hi ... read next




Turkey - tales
Nasr'eddin Hodja
algeria
azerbaijan
iran
morocco
ouzbekistan
tajikistan
tunisia
turkey
Nasr'eddin Hodja tale
© blogspot.com
also called Mollah Nasreddin or Djouha, this hero is usually sitting reverse on his donkey. His fame goes from the balkans to Mongolia ! His ingenious and buffoon teachings are translated in dozens languages.




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