“Turkish cuisine is, to my mind, one of the most exciting and accomplished in the world.” Yotam Ottolenghi
With culinary influences borrowed from many surrounding countries and cultures, Turkish cuisine is defined by diversity. Dolmas (stuffed grape leaves) and kofta (a meatball dish), for example, are prominent in one region, while fish and kebabs dominate another. Discover a variety of Turkish food products including local delicacies in our online food store. Try The World – Turkey
Try The World: A Taste Of TURKEY: When I think of the Republic of Turkey, a transcontinental nation sharing borders with eight countries, I think of its grand and impressive 600+ year history of Ottoman Empire rule which brought many influences into the region. I think of the famed imperial palace of Istanbul and its elaborate kitchen that created/prepared a fusion of the best Turkish/Ottoman cuisine adopted and refined from foods curated in Central Asia, Caucasus, Middle East, the Mediterranean and Balkan regions. The expanse of this ancient empire gave it access to a wide range pf foods; plus, they controlled the spice trade.
In the land of culinary kismet, food held a high place of honor both in the palace and among the ordinary folk in the regions. Turkish Cuisine is considered one of the best in the world and for good reason. Like many folks in the neighboring countries, Turks are locavores which means they love to cook locally sourced and seasonal foods that come from farm to table maintaining a high quality of freshness.This culinary tour of Turkey has come with items recommended by the wonderful Chef Nurdan Erdem, head chef and owner of Enfes NYC. Chef Nurdan Erdem offers some of the best pop up street food in the city and has a brick and mortar eatery in Rego Park, NY. She is credited with introducing the hugely popular Turkish Burrito gözleme to gastronomes in the city. So, you can imagine that I was ecstatic to find a box full of Turkish foods/treats/delights from Try The World on my doorstep. If enjoying the finest foods from around the world is a gift you’d like to share with friends and family thias holiday season then the TTW – TURKEY subscription box has your name on it. Sit tight for this ride.
“I already knew a lot of techniques from observing my mom and my grandma, and I think when I was older it was just my time to learn to do something on my own and enjoy it. When you enjoy, you actually learn.” Chef Nurdan Erdem
Urfa chillies are a Turkish variety that are mild on heat but big on aroma. They’re sweet, smoky, a lovely dark red, and go with just about anything. Yotam Ottolenghi
I wanted to find a unique product to sell that was not already available in NYC. I found that gözleme [a traditional savory Turkish flatbread, hand-rolled with various fillings and grilled] was only sold in cold containers in deli sections, and it only had one type of ingredient in it. Chef Nurdan Erdem
What’s inside my Try The World – Turkey Box? Every box of curated gourmet items includes a spice, a sweet, traditional foods that folks love and cherish in the country of origin, and a Culture Guide that walks you though the history of each item, the family behind the farm or company, and a few recipes to try with your food items. If you so choose, you may use the items to create your own recipes or add them to your favorite foods… that is the beauty of enjoying foods from around the world. For our journey into the land of Turkish foods, my box came with eight (8) carefully curated items selected by Chef Nurdan Erdem, head chef and owner of Enfes NYC famous for being the one place you can find gözleme which is a savory, hand-rolled traditional Turkish flatbread filled with all sorts of delicacies. It is the ultimate street food with the freshest ingredients to boot. Stay tuned for a full description.
Sign up today for your first journey into Try The World’s gourmet items to enjoy. As an Ambassador for this extraordinary brand, I’d like to remind everyone about our special deep discount. SPECIAL OFFER: Try The World has made a special offer of 15% discount off the first subscription box to all my readers. As a reader of this blog, you can use the discount code on purchasing your first $39/box subscription option and/or on all gift boxes. Use the coupon code MMTRAVELS15 during your checkout to get your awesome discount.
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“Everyone asks me why someone Turkish is making Greek yogurt. In Greece, it is not called ‘Greek yogurt.’ Everywhere in the world it is called ‘strained yogurt.’ But because it was introduced in this country by a Greek company, they called it ‘Greek yogurt.'” Hamdi Ulukaya
I write with humour about sadness, to introduce an element of sweet to the sour, a bit like Turkish food. Elif Safak
You cannot transpose the U.S. system on Turkey, and the Turkish system on France etc. You have to understand the people and their culture. That’s leadership. Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa
Are you ready to take that leap into the long and rich history of Turkish/Ottoman Cuisine? Then you have come to the right place. Our curators at Try The World (TTW), work very hard to find the finest ingredients and invest time and energy working with skilled chefs who help curate the best items that truly represent the country selected. The goal is to appeal to your palette, your spirit of adventure, and your sensibilities around great foods. They love hearing from people around the globe who love experimenting with new and great cuisine. To encourage us to explore other cultures through food, from time to time, they offer wonderful opportunities to win free boxes of food. This month in the online shop, take 20% off your Turkish food purchases with the code: TURKEY20. Don’t forget to treat a loved one to a lovely gift package by using MMTRAVELS15 for an additional discount. You can also get your first subscription box at 15% off. Do share your dishes and photos by using the hashtag #TryTheWorld and following @TryTheWorld on Instagram, and be on board for a chance to win your next box for free! Visit their Website for more information and also connect with TTW on Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr and LinkedIn.
Have a food feast filled week!
Positive Motivation Tip: Enjoy the delectable foods of the Turkish/Ottoman tradition this holiday season. Send some as gifts
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