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 ...
A Turkish Family Breakfast: Menemen
I have promised a Turkish 101 on this blog and I have been delayed with our food challenges so at last, here is a classical Turkish dish: Menemen!
I have actually seen the same dish or very similar ones in other countries' family cuisine. Huevos rancheros, for instance, is the Mexican farm tradition. Melemeni, or strapatsada is the Greek version, although I should say we share a lot of or food culture with the Greeks so it is quite normal. Shakshouka is the version you can find in middle ...