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  • Turkish Cheese Pide – Pizza

    Here is a traditional Turkish dish to fill you up and bring a smile to your lips. It’s an absolutely classic staple in Turkey. This warming doughy concoction is about the closest you can get to a home grown Turkish equivalent of pizza.

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  • doner kebab plate san diego

    Doner Kebab Plate San Diego

    The sliced meat of a doner kebab may be served wrapped in a flatbread such as lavash or pita or as a sandwich instead of being served on a plate. It is a common fast-food item not only in Turkey but also in the Middle East, Europe, Canada and Australia. Seasoned meat in the shape of an inverted cone is turned slowly against a vertical rotisserie, then sliced vertically into thin, cr

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  • Chicken Shish Kebab

    In Turkish cuisine, chicken kebab, better known as ‘tavuk şiş’ (tah-VOOK’ SHEESH’), is often served alongside grilled beef and lamb for those who prefer lighter fare. There are so many recipes for chicken shish kebab out there, you may not know where to turn. The best place to start is where it all began – with Turkish cuisine.

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  • Baklava San Diego

    Best Baklava in San Diego

    Baklava is a rich, sweet pastry made of layers of filo filled with chopped nuts and sweetened and held together with syrup or honey. It is characteristic of the cuisines of the former Ottoman Empire, and is also found in Central and Southwest Asia. The word baklava is first attested in English in 1650, a borrowing from Ottoman Turkish باقلوا The name baklava is used in many language

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  • Beyti Kebab in San Diego, CA

    Beyti kebab is a Turkish dish consisting of ground beef or lamb, grilled on a skewer and served wrapped in lavash and topped with tomato sauce and yogurt. The dish is named after Beyti Güler, the owner of the popular restaurant Beyti in Istanbul, who was inspired to create it in 1961 after witnessing a butcher’s method of preparing meat when he was visiting Switzerland

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  • Rice stuffed grape leaves

    Rice Stuffed Grape Leaves – Yaprak Sarmasi

    The use of grape leaves to wrap food dates back to the days of Alexander the Great. Stuffed with rice, pine nuts, and fresh herbs, dolmathakia (dol-mah-THAH-kya) take a little bit of time to prepare, but they are worth the effort. They can be served cold or at room temperature and are a classic Turkish appetizer or meze.

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  • kirmizi mercimek corbasi - LENTIL SOUP

    Lentil Soup – Mercimek Corbasi

    This version of Turkey’s classic lentil soup is home cooking at its best: Simple, flavorful and nutritious. Make it a complete meal by adding a tangy salad and your favorite flatbread or a crusty loaf of whole-grain bread. In a large pot, combine lentils, broth, onion, carrot, garlic, tomato paste, cumin and cayenne and bring to a boil over high heat. Lower heat and simmer, un

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  • pirzola - lamb chop

    Pirzola – Lamb Chop

    Lamb chops don’t need much frills. The outcome is down to the quality of the ingredients. The only thing I do with them is marinating them lightly in a mix of: a dash of aceto balsamico a generous amount of coarsely ground black pepper some sea salt a tablespoonful of honey one herb: it’s dried oregano this time for the sake of authenticity but rosemary (I just got some

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