Turkish self catering recipe ideas
Turkey has long been known as a place where East meets West, and is also a perfect blend of old and new, natural wonders and cosmopolitan cities, including Istanbul, European capital of culture in 2010. With its incredible landscape, turquoise seas, ancient monuments and over 4,000 miles of coastline, the country is a popular destination for culture, spa and beach breaks alike. A cradle of civilisation and centre of world history, Turkey astonishes travellers with its welcoming hospitality, as well as its delicious and varied national cuisine.
Many of Turkey’s traditional dishes have their roots in the Ottoman empire and the kitchens of Sultans, whose chefs dedicated their lives to their profession. Diverse and flavoursome, some key ingredients include fish and meat, which is often accompanied by fruits, a variety of vegetables and spices such as pepper, garlic, cumin, paprika, mint, oregano and thyme, plus of course, yoghurt. With its delicious kebabs, mixed mezes, fresh salads and tempting Turkish delight, Turkey is most certainly a food-lovers paradise.