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    Turkish Coffee

    by traveloturc Updated Dec 6, 2015

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    Turkish Coffee (Türk Kahvesi) is not only a drink but also a ritual. Since it has been introduced to the western world by Turks in 16th century it is known as Turkish coffee Its served in small porcelain cups called "fincan"
    It is traditionally prepared in a small copper pot called "cezve". It is made by mixing an extremely finely ground coffee with water and sugar. They are all heated together at the same time and when the liquid boils coffee, Kahve is ready to be served. Drinking a little water can help to clean your mouth and prepares you for your coffee...Please do not forget that we dont have coffee ( bean ) in our country and this is only the process to prepare coffee...

    How to prepare
    Ingredients for one cup:
    2 tea spoon very finely ground coffee
    1 cup of water
    Levels of sweetness:
    no sweet at all (sade)
    Mildly sweet 1 teaspoonful sugar (az sekerli)
    Medium sweet 2 teaspoonful sugar (orta sekerli)
    Sweet 3 teaspoonful Sugar (sekerli)
    1) Pour cold water in the coffee pot, called "cezve" in Turkish. Use one cup of cold water for each serving cup. Add two teaspoonful of the ground Turkish coffee per cup into the cold water. If you prefer sweet coffee, add the sugar to the pot and stir. Use appropriate size of the pot and do not fill it too much. (There are various different sizes of coffee pots in the market)
    2) Place the pot over very low heat and watch while heating as it may overflow very easily when the coffee begins to foam. Carefully stir the coffee to keep the foam thick.
    3) When the coffee begins to bubble, remove the pot from the heat source. Pour some (not all) of the coffee equally among the cups (about a quarter) so that all the cups share the foam. Please note a good Turkish coffee should have thick foam which is not the case in arabic countries
    4) Replace the pot on the heat again, for a second bubbling then pour the rest of the coffee among the cups.
    Perhaps you will find someone who will read your future from the coffee grounds. This is very popular in Turkey and sometimes you may be surprised by the things told by somebody who has no info about you. "Don’t believe fortune telling but don’t be left without fortune telling." is one of the favorite statements!!!
    Last word: Do not attempt to order Turkish Coffee in Greece..they become very nervous !!!

    my prescious cup of coffee

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    Food - Shawarma

    by grayfo Written Sep 10, 2014

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    The Shawarma is a meaty preparation known throughout the UK as a Doner Kebab and uses a processed block of meat although an authentic shawarma is still to be found in Turkey. A skewer of meat is assembled by hand using layers of beef or lamb, alternating with the occasional piece of fat for succulence, and cooked with a vertical charcoal fire. The grilled meat is shaved off thin and rolled up in a tender pita bread, then garnished with yogurt and herbs or tahini sauce.

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    A song From Karaman

    by traveloturc Written Dec 14, 2012

    TURKIYE , is a very rich country in the folkloric music.
    Every city has is folkloric flavor
    I decide to find music for the people which are interested with the local folkloric songs

    Immatriculation number of Karaman is 70
    this is an example for Karaman music.....
    A song from Karaman

    Karaman

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    A song From Bayburt

    by traveloturc Written Dec 14, 2012

    TURKIYE , is a very rich country in the folkloric music.
    Every city has is folkloric flavor
    I decide to find music for the people which are interested with the local folkloric songs

    Immatriculation number of Bayburt is 69
    this is an example for Bayburt music.....
    A song from Bayburt

    Bayburt

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    A song from Aksaray

    by traveloturc Written Dec 14, 2012

    TURKIYE , is a very rich country in the folkloric music.
    Every city has is folkloric flavor
    I decide to find music for the people which are interested with the local folkloric songs

    Immatriculation number of Aksaray is 68
    this is an example for Aksaray music.....
    A song from Aksaray

    Aksaray

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    A song from Zonguldak

    by traveloturc Updated Dec 12, 2012

    TURKIYE , is a very rich country in the folkloric music.
    Every city has is folkloric flavor
    I decide to find music for the people which are interested with the local folkloric songs

    Immatriculation number of Zonguldak is 66
    this is an example for Zonguldak music.....
    A song from Zonguldak

    Zonguldak

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    A song From Yozgat

    by traveloturc Written Dec 12, 2012

    TURKIYE , is a very rich country in the folkloric music.
    Every city has is folkloric flavor
    I decide to find music for the people which are interested with the local folkloric songs

    Immatriculation number of Yozgat is 66
    this is an example for Yozgat music.....
    A song from Yozgat

    Yozgat Mosque

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    A song from Van

    by traveloturc Written Dec 11, 2012

    TURKIYE , is a very rich country in the folkloric music.
    Every city has is folkloric flavor
    I decide to find music for the people which are interested with the local folkloric songs

    Immatriculation number of Van is 65
    this is an example for Van music.....
    A song from Van

    Van Akdamar island

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    A song From Uşak

    by traveloturc Written Dec 11, 2012

    TURKIYE , is a very rich country in the folkloric music.
    Every city has is folkloric flavor
    I decide to find music for the people which are interested with the local folkloric songs

    Immatriculation number of Uşak is 64
    this is an example for Uşak music.....
    A song from Uşak

    Uşak city

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    A song from ŞanlıUrfa

    by traveloturc Written Dec 11, 2012

    TURKIYE , is a very rich country in the folkloric music.
    Every city has is folkloric flavor
    I decide to find music for the people which are interested with the local folkloric songs

    Immatriculation number of Urfa is 63
    this is an example for Urfai music.....
    A song from Urfa

    Urfa lake of fishes

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    A song from Tunceli

    by traveloturc Updated Dec 11, 2012

    TURKIYE , is a very rich country in the folkloric music.
    Every city has is folkloric flavor
    I decide to find music for the people which are interested with the local folkloric songs

    Immatriculation number of Tunceli is 62
    this is an example for Tunceli music.....
    A song from Tunceli

    Tunceli waterfalls

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    A song from Trabzon

    by traveloturc Written Dec 11, 2012

    TURKIYE , is a very rich country in the folkloric music.
    Every city has is folkloric flavor
    I decide to find music for the people which are interested with the local folkloric songs

    Immatriculation number of Trabzon is 61
    this is an example for Trabzon music.....
    A song from Trabzon

    Trabzon

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    A song for Tokat

    by traveloturc Written Dec 6, 2012

    TURKIYE , is a very rich country in the folkloric music.
    Every city has is folkloric flavor
    I decide to find music for the people which are interested with the local folkloric songs

    Immatriculation number of Tokat is 60
    this is an example for Tokat music.....
    A song from Tokat

    Tokat

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    A song for Tekirdağ

    by traveloturc Written Dec 6, 2012

    TURKIYE , is a very rich country in the folkloric music.
    Every city has is folkloric flavor
    I decide to find music for the people which are interested with the local folkloric songs

    Immatriculation number of Tekirdag is 59
    this is an example for Tekirdag music.....
    A song from Tekirdag

    Tekirdag

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    A song for Sivas

    by traveloturc Written Dec 6, 2012

    TURKIYE , is a very rich country in the folkloric music.
    Every city has is folkloric flavor
    I decide to find music for the people which are interested with the local folkloric songs

    Immatriculation number of Sivas is 58
    this is an example for Sivas music.....
    A song from Sivas

    Sivas

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