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Recipe: Turkish açma

Recipes: My 5 Favorite Turkish Dishes

For a very long time I almost only went shopping in Middle Eastern food markets in and around Boston and almost only bought Turkish foods. I missed Turkish food that much. Over time I adapted more to the food culture around me and I would say that I now eat a mix of different cuisines, […]

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Recipe: Turkish Salty Cookies (Tuzlu Kurabiye) | janavar

Recipe: Turkish Salty Cookies (Tuzlu Kurabiye)

I have a big bag full of cookie cutters. Some are still from Germany – like the traditional star shaped ones for Christmas cookies. Others are from Istanbul where the amazing baking supply shops had such a great variety to choose from. Besides, I bought some newer ones in America because they sometimes make pretty […]

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Recipe: İmam bayıldı – or: The Imam Fainted

This Turkish dish is so good that the imam fainted. Or that is at least one version of how this aubergine dish got its name, imam bayıldı. But when the smell of cinnamon and the other spices started drifting through my kitchen, I found that story pretty plausible. Of course I had eaten it before, […]

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