Turkish diet habits
The Turkish cuisine is millenarian, as well as the Turkish alimentary habits. Turkish recepies passes from grandmother-mother-daughter since generations and they are very traditional in their diet habits. Turks doesn't like much to try different kinds of food.
Beginning with a very oriental breakfast.... bread,
olives, tomatos, cucumberes, white cheese, honey and black turkish
tea. At the weekend some families can add to the table: an omelet
or boiled egg, borek (pie filled with vegetables, meat or cheese),
sucuk or pastirma (Turkish salamis), butter or fresh cream, marmalades,
Turks love soup, even in the summer some turks eat hot soup. Some
soups: yogurt soup, red lentil soap, tomato soap, sheep soap with yogurt,
etc... Turks eat lots of bread with soup and all
Usually the colds Turkish dishes are eaten in the summer. The colds
dishes are delicious, usually it doesn't have meat but lots of fresh
vegetables like: leek with carrots, green paprikas filled with rice,
fresh green beans, yogurt salads (eggplant or carrot), chicken
with walnut sauce, etc... During the summer Turks eat a dish called
cacik, which is a cold soup made of yogurt, cucumber and herbs.
In all Turkish meals you will find bread: in breakfast, lunch or dinner. The yogurt is also very used as a cream over certain dishes.
As dessert you can eat a turkish sweet: baklava (special sweet with
all kinds of nuts), rice pudding, chocolate pudding or muse, asure,
chicken pudding.... Turks also
love seansons fruits and they eat plenty of it. During the summer they
eat cherries, peaches, grapes, watermelon and
During the whole day Turks drink black
traditional Turkish tea in small glasses. You can see in the whole
country Turks drinking black tea. It is the most popular non alcoholic
and traditional drink in Turkey, followed by the turkish
coffee. The snack during the afternoon can be done with a tea
Date: April 6th, 2004
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