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Were nut-cheeses developed in Greek/Bulgarian/Turkish/Balkan cuisine traditionally?

Some vegan hard cheeses or cheese-like spreads made from nuts like Almond or Cashew are often marketed as "Greek style" or other "Balkan style". Were nut-cheeses developed in ...
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What are those "white eggs" in doner kebab? (picture attached)

I bought some doner kebab from the supermarket, and it is pre-cooked. When I re-heat it using oven, I found many white round spots/particles, the size is about 3mm to 5mm in diameter. I attach some ...
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Why doesn't Greek cuisine use a lot of spices, compared to neighbors?

According to what I know almost all countries in the Mediterranean which surround Greece use a lot of spices in their cuisine. Greece itself has been occupied by such countries for hundreds of years. ...
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Why is pasta added to Turkish rice (sehriyeli pilav)?

In a follow-up on another question (What are these spaghetti-like strings in the rice I got from a Turkish shop?), I would like to know WHY pasta is typically added to Turkish rice dishes (like ...
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"Red Pepper Flakes" for German-style Doener Kebab

I grew up near Munich, Germany and remember that I would love to eat my Doener by adding pepper flakes. I am pretty sure they were not the typical red pepper flakes you may put on pizza but I am not ...
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Why is my pickled red cabbage so pale?

Forgive me, but this is a very particular question: I love having pickled red cabbage at Turkish restaurants; it's delicious and the color is always a beautiful deep magenta (see picture below). Yet ...
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Recipes of Turkish drinks in Voltaire's Novel

There are some description of Turkish drinks in Voltaire's novel 'Candide', written in 1759 - presented them with several sorts of sherbet, which they had made themselves, with kaimak enriched with ...
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Millet (wild yeast/sourdough) fermentation decreasing thickness of the slurry

In order to reproduce a traditional Turkish drink recipe for Boza. Which has a thick consistency, low alcohol content (around 1%), and a slightly acidic sweet flavor. I'm repeating this two step ...
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How can I make a soft Turkish bread?

I want to make flatbreads like in the following video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbZ123IwD9w I use the same ingredients (water, flour, yeast, salt) and make a 70% hydrated dough. I let it ...
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Can I make Turkish Delight with jelly powder?

I have come across some Turkish Delight recipes calling for cornstarch, others for gelatin, some use both and one that uses store-bought jelly powder (aka gelatin dessert aka Jell-O). The jelly ...
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Clotted cream broke in the fridge

Yesterday, I purchased a package of Kaymak (the Turkish version of Devonshire clotted cream). Normally, it would act just like clotted cream. It was in the fridge when I purchased it and looked fine. ...
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What is the name of this Turkish chocolate?

They are from Turkey but have no idea what they are traditionally called. Although the box is generic, the contents are from a Turkish confectionery. The brown and white ones are almonds covered in ...
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Why is it necessary for Turkish Coffee to start brewing with cold water?

In nearly every Turkish Coffee making recipe I have found them recommending us to start by putting coffee in cold water and then bring it to boil. Why is it necessary for Turkish Coffee to start ...
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Turkish coffee foam

Hello Turkish coffee lovers, Could anyone tell me how I can have a lot of good coffee foam? When I boil it 3 times, all the foam is gone. I want to make a coffee similar to this:
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What is the proper serving temperature for Turkish coffee?

Turkish coffee is prepared by boiling the grounds (and sugar / spices as desired) in an ibrik three, sometimes four times. On each boil, you bring the coffee just to a boil, and then remove it from ...
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What is the best way to filter Turkish coffee?

I wish to get rid of the remains of the coffee in a Turkish coffee cup. I tried using the tea strainer, it didn't help much. I used cloth. The results were better but still I could feel the particles ...
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Turkish Coffee necessities

I was in Turkey this summer and I drank Turkish Coffee every day, I like it very much. I had some conversations with the coffee house owners and I tried to learn how to do it best, how to grind coffee,...
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Is Turkish coffee grinding finer than Espresso grinding?

I am shopping for an electric grinder that can grind to the extremely fine grind of Turkish coffee. But the only commercially available electric grinders I have found so far refer to Espresso coffee (...
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Doogh/Ayran from scratch

I have found several recipes online for making doogh or ayran (I love this stuff sooo much), and they all seem to involve diluting greek yogurt with either water or soda. I want to make my yogurt ...
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Döner Kebab Spices?

I'm trying to replicate the spice mix used for Döner Kebab. I am interested in spice combinations from any area. However, I am most interested in which spices are used to prepare it around western ...
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Turkish delight: cornstarch or gelatine?

I've never made Turkish Delight. I've been looking at recipes and I've seen some using cornstarch and others using gelatine. As these two ingredients are completely different binding agents, the ...
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How can I make Turkish dondurma?

Turkish ice cream is called dondurma. Besides milk and sugar it also contains: Salep- a flour made of ground orchids and Mastic- a resin that produces a gum. Because of these ingredients dondurma has ...
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Substituting cream of tartar in turkish delights?

I decided that my Sunday project would be trying making some rosewater Turkish Delights... I have all of the ingredients but cream of tartar. What could I substitute it with? Or can I leave it out ...
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Troubleshooting a soggy baklava with torn sheets

I've attempted to make Baklava just once in my life and the results were pretty disasterous. Some issues I have questions about when making the Baklava: How to handle the Phyllos dough sheets? ...
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Should syrup or pastry be cooled when pouring on to Baklava?

When making Baklava, should you let the syrup or pastry cool before pouring the syrup over pastry?
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Turkish Delight is too wet

I've made a few batches of Turkish Delight in different flavours. The Rosewater, Vanilla and Ginger flavours have set beautifully but the Orange and Mint flavours have set to a point, and are ...
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Doner kebab aroma

Doner kebab is a kind of food which draws every person who is passing by just with the aroma coming from the place where they make them. In a place where I live they make doner kebabs using pork or ...
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