Well everyone I know who has been raves about it and says what a great place it is, The culture and history is just immense
There are a wide range of kebabs normally chicken or lamb, kofte which is a type of meatball, there are a number of casserole type dishes again chicken or lamb. Pide which can only be sescribed as Turkish Pizza and flat breads.Originally Posted by Tink, post: 216005
I love the cross over of cuisines, we walked past an Itialian restaurant and on the menu was Chicken Shish Kebab Pizza. I had to try it, it was lovelly!!
Absolutely, they are a very proud nation and also, in my experience, a very friendly nation.Originally Posted by Skywatcher, post: 216006
The history is immense, I have been amazed at some of the places I have seen there, one place that sticks in my mind is Epheseus an entire city excavated from the ground. Walking around the streets and going in and out of the buildings there is something I will never forget. Definately somewhere you just have to visit if you are anywhere near the area.
Oh that all sounds very delicious! I like kebabs and dishes of that sort. Do you know what type of spices they use? I'm guessing that given the geographic location it's similar to other cuisine flavors in the region?Originally Posted by simonwebb74, post: 216008
Do they use yogurt based sauces at all?
Do you have any photos of the food?
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They use a lot of cumin, paprika, oregano etc.Originally Posted by Tink, post: 216140
Yogurt based dips tend to come with pretty much all meat dishes and also with the potato skins (Which are literally fried strips of potato skin)
I'm not sure if we have any photos, I will have a look later.
I was last in Turkey in the late '70s. I remember visiting Kusadasi and Ephesus. We were on a cruise and when we were walking through the port to catch our bus I remember the kids tugging on our sleeves begging us to buy this or that for just a "buck".
I also had a good friend, a bartender at the Officer's Club in Stuttgart, who was Turkish and he used to take groups of us to a Turkish restaurant in Stuttgart where all we ever had to pay for was the alcohol. Loved the food.
I would love to be able to go back to Turkey some day and see other parts of it.
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Thank you Simon. It sounds very delicious. Fried potato skins...hmmm... I'd try them.
There is a lot of crossover with turkish and greek foods. Of course that is probably due to all the fighting between the countries. I'm sure I'd love the food.
We are Greek on dad's side of the family. My dad was trying to get family records a couple of years back and he was told he would need to contact the Turkish embassy....dad was not happy at all.