Straddling Europe and Asia, where East meets West, Turkey's melting pot of cultures is best reflected in its cuisine. If you're a newcomer to Turkish food, you've got a mouth-watering journey ahead of you.
It has been said that three major kinds of cuisine exist in the world; Turkish, Chinese, and French. Fully justifying its reputation, Turkish Cuisine is always a pleasant surprise for the visitor.
In addition to being the refined product of centuries of experience, Turkish Cuisine has a very pure quality. The variety and simplicity of the recipes and the quality of the ingredients are guarantees of delicious meals.
I had such a hard time deciding which of the 100's of turkish dishes would best represent Turkey and be it's official National Dish (oh and work for the Slow Cooker :) )
For example Baklava. This desert dish dates back to the Ottoman Empire, baklava is one of the most iconic Turkish dishes and a must for anyone with a sweet tooth. This layered pastry is filled with nuts and covered in syrup and ground pistachios for an unforgettable dessert. Unfortunately does not work for our crockpot. Then there is Kebab or Doner but I do believe that I have chosen the right dish.
Köfte Turkish 'meatballs' that can come in all shapes and sizes, and can be eaten solo as street snacks, dipped in plain yoghurt,