Preparing the sweet but strong Turkish coffee
Many of the Turkish dishes you may have enjoyed before but to indulge in them here – it’s different, delightful, and definitely better! Turkish cuisine embraces Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, and Byzantine influences. Begin your meal with a mezze platter of hummus (spread of chickpeas, olive oil and spices), baba ghanoush (another spread with eggplant the main ingredient), feta cheese and stuffed grape leaves. Next enjoy a donair on pita bread or a lamb kebab grilled over charcoal. Finish your meal with baklava made from phyllo pastry, and honeyed nuts, or sutlac, a creamy rice pudding.
No meal would be complete without strong Turkish coffee. It is brewed in a copper pot called a cerve, and presented in small china cups, often with a piece of Turkish Delight, a small traditional sweet.