Mezes

Kalamar

Kalamar

Kalamar; in Italian ‘Calamari’, in Spanish ‘Calamar’ and in English ‘Squid’, is one of the most common sea animals in the world. This sea animal is also accepted as a culinary name among some of the Mediterranean countries such as Italy, Spain, Greece, and Turkey. In Turkey, Kalamar is considered one of the most beloved …

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Circassian Chicken

Circassian Chicken

Circassian Chicken in Turkish ‘Çerkez Tavuğu’, is a dish of shredded boiled chicken, crushed walnuts, and stale bread. This magnificent dish has adopted by Ottoman cuisine during the early 17th century from the Circassia region. In the beginning, it was serving as a main dish at the Ottoman palaces; but in today’s Turkish cuisine, it …

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Shakshuka

Shakshuka

Shakshuka is a very common and well-known meze variety of Turkish cuisine. It is one of the easiest mezes of Turkish cuisine. It is simply made with long purple eggplants, pale green zucchinis, garlic, apple vinegar, and tomato sauce. In Turkey, we love to eat eggplant dishes and mezes a lot and this meze type …

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Atom Meze

Atom Meze

Atom is one of the most popular meze variety of Turkish cuisine. It is simply made of strained yogurt, dried cayenne peppers, garlic, and butter. Atom meze served as a starter at most of the Kebab restaurants with either toasted bread or pita aside. It is named ‘Atom‘ because it is made with the hottest …

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