Sample Dishes from Turkish Cuisine
|Coffe (pulverized)||1 teaspoon||2 gr|
|Sugar||1 teaspoon||4 gr|
|Water||1 teaspoon||60 gr|
and sugar into a cezve. Add water; stir. Heat over low heat until it is frothy
on surface; do not boil. Pour frothy part into demitasse. Place cezve over heat.
Bring to rising boil. Pour some more liquid into demitasse again. Heat once
more to rising boil. Pour all into demitasse. Serve hot.
(in approximately one serving)
|Vitamin A||0 iu|
|Vitamin C||0 mg|
is made of finely pulverized roasted coffee beans. Roasting duration differ
according to taste. Coffee is sold etiher as green, or roasted beans or in pulverized
form in small shops called "Kuru Yemişçi" which means a person who sells all
kinds of nuts. Dried fruits. Candy bars, bon-bons. Coffee varieties, alcoholic
drinks and miscellaneous. In old houses a brass-made hand manupulated coffee
mill would be used to pulverize coffee beans. An electrical coffee mill is used
instead of brasss-coffee millat present time in many households. Turkish coffee
is prepared in 4 ways. "Az Şekerli" means coffee has little sugar about 1/2
teaspon. "Orta Şekerli" means coffee has standart amount of sugar 1 teaspoon.
"Çok Şekerli" means coffee has more sugar than enough which is 1 1/2 teaspoons.
"Sade Kahve" means black coffee, without sugar. Turkish coffee is served in
demitasses made of porcelain. They come in different sizes. However, an average
demitasse is equal to 1/4 cup in volume. Coffee is served for guests with bon-bon,
candy bar or with "Lokum" (Turkish Delights) or with chocolate bars. It is served
usually during midday or following a lunch or dinner. There is an old saying
about coffee which goes like this. "Bir fincan kahvenin kırk yıl hatırı vardır" meaning
that if one has been offered a demitasse of coffe, he is obliged for forty years
to the one who offered the coffe. It means that the person who offers the coffe
is to be respected, honoured, and remembered for a long time for the sake of
his coffe offering.