Turkish Cuisine 101: Aşure
Let's start with the pronounciation: It's like ah-shoe-reh. The name in Turkish comes from food aş, but I read it may originate from the word 10th in Arabic, because it is traditionally made on the 10th day of Muharrem (a month in Islamic calendar).
In Turkey Aşure (Noah's pudding) is a very traditional dessert. Interestingly it's one of the few vegan Turkish desserts.
The dessert is a tribute to Noah's ark and the great flood. The story says that after the great flood when Noah's ...
Antalya’s Famous Beans Salad: Piyaz
Piyaz is a famous accompanying dish (even a main!) in Turkey but Antalya has a distinct version, we use tahini in the sauce. For us, Antalians, a piyaz without tahini is just a bean salad.
People who have lived in Antalya, especially those who have spent their childhood there, usually miss it a lot when living away. The warmth, the sun, the sea, the pebbly beach, ... So everthing related to Antalya becomes a bit too important. Like piyaz... You get annoyed when others refer to a plain bean ...