Turkish Kahve

Did you know that it was the Turks who first introduced coffee to Europe in the 1500s?  The ruling Ottoman Empire first gave coffee, or Kahve as it's known in Turkey, to the Italians and from there it saw a rise in popularity, with coffee houses quickly becoming a familiar sight in many European countries. … Continue reading Turkish Kahve


Peculiar Desserts of Turkey


Turkish cooking is renowned for its sweet, syrupy desserts like baklava and şekerpare but is equally famous for this more peculiar offerings, such as its cheesy dessert from the southeast of Turkey called Künefe, and Tavuk göğsü, a Turkish dessert (milk pudding) made with chicken meat. Künefe is a crispy, cheese-filled dessert made with kadayıf. … Continue reading Peculiar Desserts of Turkey