RSS Feed Facebook Flickr Twitter

Turkish Breakfast

Season Six, Autumn 2008

Turkish Breakfast

This week we had a little help from our friends. Julie Upmeyer, creator of Caravansarai, a meeting point and project space in Istanbul, cooked a typical Turkish breakfast with some of her friends. Turkish breakfast is one of our favorite things, as it combines fresh vegetables, cheese, honey, and olives. It is not too late to enjoy your own Mediterranean brunch!

Cooking Show Video

Menemen is a delicious breakfast dish typical of Turkey. It is made by cooking lots of chopped tomatoes and peppers with eggs. We love that Turkish breakfasts are so healthy; a typical meal has fresh tomatoes, cucumbers, cheese, olives, honey, and jam. Our friends at Caravansarai in Istanbul put together this video for us, after they bought all of their ingredients at the local market. Afiyet Olsun!

October 10, 2008   |   70 comments
Tags: Breakfasts, Healthy, Mediterranean, Travel
Cooking Show Photo

A typical Turkish breakfast consists of bread, tomatoes, cucumber, cheese, olives, jam, and honey.

October 10, 2008   |   7 comments
Tasty Tip

In Turkey, people often combine tahin (tahini, a sesame seed paste) and pekmez (a molasses) to use as a topping for breads. One is nutty, and the other one sweet, so they combine beautifully!

October 10, 2008   |   1 comments
Tags: Breakfasts, Healthy, Mediterranean