TURKISH TRADITIONAL FOOD Turkish Food Culture O Extraordinary Turkish cuisine The culinary talents were developed during the 500 years of Ottoman rule. Fresh ingredients were easy to find. They used a great variety of fish, poultry, fruits and vegetables and countless spices. O At the same time, many people from different cultures settled in the country, and this inspired more to cook the interaction with many different cultures during a long historical period, new tastes in the palaces of empires such as Seljuk and Ottoman Empire played a role in gaining the new structure of our culinary culture. O Turkish Cuisine consisting of dishes prepared with cereals, various vegetables and a little amount of meat, prepared with juices, soups, olive oil and pastries and selfgrown herbs; molasses, yogurt, bulgur etc. has also revealed its distinctive types of healthy food. O The way of eating and drinking that contains differentiating flavors from the region to the region carries a distinct meaning and even holiness in special days, celebrations and ceremonies. Turkish Cuisine has a variety of dishes and foods, as well as a healthy and balanced diet and vegetarian cuisine. Very popular turkish cuisine dishes Yaprak Sarma Mantı İçli Köfte Adana Kebap Piyaz Let’s come now; Antalya’s very populer food is the ‘PİYAZ’ What is Tahinli Piyaz? O Tahinli Piyaz, also known as Antalya, is a type of market which belongs to our province of Antalya. Mostly meat is served alongside meatballs, but especially Tahinli Piyaz is known as Piyaz Halls. O Tahinli piyaz, one of the most popular colds of Mediterranean cuisine, is a result of the high quality and abundance of sesame seeds, especially in Antalya. O Different types of dry beans are used in making the difference of tahini market from other piyaz. O The tahini-plump, which is the head of the meatball, is enough for one meal in its own right, even though it is put in front of a salad. O The difference from the other markets is that it is poured over a sauce prepared from tahini, lemon juice and garlic. The preparation of this sauce sounds like it is easy, but it actually requires mastery.