Cooking Classes Turkey
Turkey Tours   Hotels in Turkey
Destinations in Turkey
Meze
Dishes to Accompany the Spirits

In Turkey, despite the Islamic prohibition against wine and anything alcoholic, there is a rich tradition associated with liquor. Drinking alcoholic beverages in the company of family and friends at home and in taverns, and restaurants, is a part of special occasions. Similar to the Spanish tapas, "meze" is the general category of dishes that are brought in small quantities to start the meal off. These are eaten, along with wine or more likely with "rakì", the anise-flavoured national drink of Turks sometimes referred to as "lion's milk", for a few hours until the main course is served.

The bare minimum meze for raki are slices of honeydew melons and creamy feta cheese with freshly baked bread. Beyond these, a typical meze menu includes dried and marinated mackerel, fresh salad greens in thick yogurt sauce with garlic, plates of cold vegetable dishes cooked or fried in olive oil, fried crispy savoury pastry, deep fried mussels and calamaris served in sauce, tomato and cucumber salad, and fish eggs in saucee. The main course that follows such a meze spread will be fish or grilled meat.

When the main course is kebab, then the meze spread is different. In this case, several plates different types of minced salad green and tomatoes in spicy olive oil, mixed with yogurt or cheese, "humus" chick peas mashed in tahini, bulgur and red lentil balls, "raw köfte", marinated stuffed eggplant, peppers with spices and nuts, and pickles, are likely to be served.
meze
meze
COOKING TOURS - COOKING CLASSES - COOKING LESSONS CONTENTS / AVAILABLE TOURS:
 
 
Association of Turkish Travel Agencies  Member of American Society of Travel Agents  World Religious Travel Association  Ecotourism Society  Adventure Travel Trade Association  European Tour Operators Association
 
Come and join us for 4 to 15 Days  to learn traditional way Turkish cooking and experience the real Turkish life of villagers! Most importantly we want to offer the best and the most efficient Cooking travel tours throughout Turkey, whilst maintaining quality of service, quality of life and value for money. We Offer Cooking holidays Turkey, Cooking Travel, Cooking Tour, Cooking Holiday, Cooking in Turkey, Cooking Courses, and Wine Tours, Cooking holidays, cooking vacations, Food Tours, Cooking and Travel Turkey, Cooking Tours, Wine Tours, Culinary Tours, Cooking Classes, cooking vacations and short breaks for cooks in Turkey, Turkish cooking classes, Turkey Cooking and Culinary Vacations, Cooking classes with village women in Turkey, Cooking Courses Turkey, Turkish Cooking Course, Cooking Lesson. To make your dreams come true in Turkey, choose TravelShop Turkey it's our life!
Linkexchange Directories: [ A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z ] Add Url
Turkey Tours HOME Copyright © 2005 - 2015 TRAVELSHOPTURKEY CONTACT US Contact TravelShop Turkey