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 and importance when you are in need of them. For example, nobody needs coal in Summer and it is of no value and cheap then, but when Winter comes and when people need coal to heat their houses, it comes into a great value.
We love to use wheat in both side dishes and main dishes. I’m going to a colorful and flavorful salad with wheat today, no need to mention how healthy it is. To learn more recipes with wheat, check keskek and wheat pilaf, both of which are traditional wedding dishes.