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The food of Turkey is the continuation of Ottoman cuisine, which in turn borrowed many elements from Central Asian, Caucasian, Jewish, Middle Eastern, Greek and Balkan cuisines. Turkish cuisine has in turn influenced those and other neighbouring cuisines, including those of Central and Western Europe. The Ottomans fused various culinary traditions of their realm with influences from Levantine cuisines, along with traditional Turkic elements from Central Asia (such as yogurt and mantı), creating a vast array of specialities—many with strong regional associations.

Turkish cuisine varies across the country. The cooking of Istanbul, Bursa, Izmir, and rest of the Aegean region inherits many elements of Ottoman court cuisine, with a lighter use of spices, a preference for rice over bulgur, koftes and a wider availability of vegetable stews (türlü), eggplant, stuffed dolmas and fish. The cuisine of the Black Sea Region uses fish extensively, especially the Black Sea anchovy (hamsi) and includes maize dishes. The cuisine of the southeast (e.g. Urfa, Gaziantep, and Adana) is famous for its variety of kebabs, mezes and dough-based desserts such as baklava, şöbiyet, kadayıf, and künefe.

broad beans = bakla
dill = dereotu

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Quzi

(1 ) Qoozi, Ghozi (Iraqi) (-Levantine-) (Turkish)

Quzi is a rice-based dish popular in Levant countries. It is served with very slow cooked lamb, roasted nuts, raisins ...

Shish Kebab

(1 ) (Moroccan) (Turkish)

Shish kebab is a popular meal of skewered and grilled cubes of meat. The word kebab denotes a wide variety ...

Simit

(1 ) gevrek, koulouri, (Turkish)

This is a circular bread, typically encrusted with sesame seeds or, less commonly, poppy, flax or sunflower seeds, found across ...

Yaprak Sarma

(0 ) (Turkish)

It is wrapped vine leaves with a filling of rice, onion and spices like mint, currant, pepper and cinnamon.

Turkey Pastrami

(0 ) (Turkish)

Turkey Pastrami is a low-fat alternative to beef pastrami and it tastes just as good. This method is easier than ...

Sigara Boregi

(0 ) (Turkish)

Sigara Boregi is a Turkish dish, Its cigar-shaped pastry made with feta cheese and phyllo dough. This fried pastry is ...

Ashe Sabzi

(0 ) (Azerbaijani) (Caucasian) (Iranian)

It is one of Iranian, Azerbaijani, Caucasian, and Turkish cuisine is a thick soup/stew, which is usually served hot.

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