Turkish Recipes

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Turkish Recipes So you didn't get your own Middle Eastern vacation this summer? Bring the flavors of the Middle East and Mediterranean to your kitchen with Turkish-styled dinners!

Turkish food is highly influenced by the rich history of Turkey, both from the duration of the Ottoman Empire and the country's position between the Eastern and Western worlds.

Similar to Greek food in many ways, Turkish food is at times a more spice-heavy spin on the "Mediterranean" dishes which we have come to associate with that area of the world. Things like Doner Kebab, Dolmas and Cacik are all incredibly familiar worldwide, though they are sometimes called by their Greek-language names Gyro, Dolmades and Tzatziki.

We love this hearty fusion cuisine, and its cross-cultural references demonstrate so much of the world's history that you are sure to learn from simply sitting down to a Turkish meal.

While Turkey is a world away for some of our readers, we encourage you to experiment with their traditional flavors and recipes. These hearty, healthy dishes are sure to please.

What's your favorite historically fused cuisine?

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  • Snooth User: loops34
    533368 13

    Has anyone ever tried a turkish pasta dish with pine nuts? I cannot remember the name or where in Chicago I had it (so, so long ago), but it was a tiny Turkish restaurant. Any thoughts?

    Sep 17, 2012 at 3:52 PM

  • You mean Manti with a yoghurt sauce.. I'm due to make it soon and will add the recipe onto http://www.turkishthymecooking.com.au. For now you can find other free Turkish recipes. :)

    Sep 19, 2012 at 6:20 AM

  • Snooth User: Kate Statton
    Hand of Snooth
    853836 1,080

    Thanks for the great link! Looking forward to checking out all of your recipes. Loops - I hope you're able to find that delicious sounding pasta recipe over there!

    Sep 19, 2012 at 10:11 AM

  • Snooth User: Orkun Genc
    1140849 13

    Could it be " Eriste" ? Tough it s prepared generally with walnut ...

    Sep 21, 2012 at 7:51 AM

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