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21 Must Try Turkish Foods| Turkish Food Guide

21 Must Try TurkishFoods | Turkish Food Guide
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This video is a compilation of  what I experienced and learned about while traveling a short period in Turkey. This Turkish Food Guide by all means, is not a cumulative list of Turkish cuisine.
Turkey has a fascinating Ottoman history and culture of farming, fishing and livestock and you will find this reflected in their food as well. If you want a more in depth coverage on my food experiences in Turkey, it’s better documented Eating Istanbul: Experiencing Turkish Flavours.

21 Must Try Turkish Foods

Street Food in Istanbul

1. Doner Kebabs
2. Simit
3. Pomegranate Juice
4. Pide
5. Midye Dolma (Stuffed Mussels)
Traditional Markets of Turkey
6. Olives
7. Nuts & Grains
8. Cheeses
9. Dried Fruits & Vegetables (hanging)
10. Spices
11. Honey(comb)
12  Homemade Jams, Preserves & Syrups
13. Carob (from Locust Tree Seed Pods)
14. Dolma (Stuffed Grape Leaves)
15.  Sigara | Borek
16.  Chorba (Lentil Soup)
Turkish Sweets
17. Baklava
18. Turkish Delight
19. Halva
Turkish Drinks
20. Turkish Coffee
21. Turkish Tea
Note: My diet was limited to vegetarian options . I didn’t document my experiences with mezzes (side dishes, which occasionally can be vegetable based) ; but they were largely what I ate.

YouTube Food Wars: Turks vs Greeks

By traveling Greece and Turkey back to back, I noticed that there are many similarities in food, so my food video, 11 Greek Food Faves , gained some controversy between Turks and Greeks. Some dishes you will find in both countries. Actually, a lot of foods are similar and as a simple tourist, you won’t know where each dish originated.  But between Turks and Greeks, each dish goes by different names and perhaps are somewhat prepared a little differently.
Never, did I realize food was such a controversial topic for some to the point of war, hostility and hate comments. As much as I try to be well-rounded in my approach to filming, I can’t always document what I don’t eat. So I occasionally get negative comments on YouTube  about my vegetarian diet and the foods I showcase like, “Dumb bitch, should’ve had the lamb!” to “…who the fuck puts tomato sauce in souvlaki jeez…“.
You’d think people were putting carnal sex in their mouths to attack so vehemently about what may feel like a trivial matter. But it’s showed me that people are proud, protective and opinionated about their food, even if the world is a large, round planet with millions of individual tastes and lifestyles.

How do you feel about food?  Are you passionate and proud of your country foods? Would you go to war over food?

2 Comments

  1. Lissa says:

    I’ve been to Istanbul. There’s no place better than a Turkish bazaar to spark a person’s interest. I love your video. Well done. http://grrrltraveler.com/

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