Wheat Salad

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Wheat has a significant place in our culture. There are many traditions and idioms related to it. One of these idioms is “Bugday basak verince orak pahaya cikar.” This can be translated as follows: Sickle becomes valuable only when ear of wheat apears. It means things which you find trivial at ordinary times gain value […]

Wheat Pilaf

Wheat Pilaf | giverecipe.com

This is another dish reminding me of my childhood. This pilaf is made from peeled wheat and there is a traditional way of grinding wheat, which starts the relation with my childhood. We used to visit my grandma living in the country every summer. As a child one of the things I loved there most […]

Keskek

Keskek | giverecipe.com

Keşkek is a special name of a traditional wedding dish. It is mostly made in Central Anatolia and Agean region of Turkey. Weddings in these places last a few days and during this time,  various dishes are served in front of bride’s or groom’s home. The wedding traditions may differ in regions but food serving […]

Lets Gather (for Kisir)

Lets Gather (for Kisir)

If a few Turkish women meet at a friend’s house, it’s unavoidable for them to make this delicious pounded wheat (bulgur) dish. It’s called KISIR. I don’t know why or what makes this dish so popular, so precious, but I haven’t met a Turkish woman who refuses kisir. Even the idea of making kisir is […]

Drinking House Pilaf Recipe(Meyhane Pilavı Tarifi)

Drinking House Pilaf

This pilaf is mainly served in Turkish drinking houses with raki, which is the traditional Turkish alcoholic drink. That’s why its name is drinking house pilaf (meyhane pilavı). However, it is also a very common pilaf cooked in any Turkish home. This pilaf is eaten as a side dish, generally with kidney peas or chickpeas.