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 ...
Mafé: Beninese cuisine v.2
I introduce another Western African dish, mafé!
I love discovering different cuisines. I confess, my palate is not really open to strong tastes, and I am having difficulty adapting to new tastes, but still I love discovering new tastes. Especially I enjoy eating the tastes that I know prepared in a completely different, surprising way. And this recipe is one of them!
As you may remember, I have already shared a recipe from Benin, a stew called Agushi. Mafé is a stew prepared ...