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 ...
Pesto is originally a Latin word which means crushed, pounded. Pesto sauce from Italy is traditionally pounded in a mortar. The recipe has many local variations.
Classical Pesto alla Genovese
The pesto as we know is the pesto alla genovese. Genova style pesto. This classical version has pine nuts, garlic, basil, salt, olive oil and parmesan cheese. You can use Parmigiano Reggiano, Grano Padano, or even Pecorino Romano with a Roman twist. There is another version of the sauce from South ...