Homemade Turkish Food

Just for the record, the best homemade food I have ever had so far has been Turkish food.  Specifically Turkish food from Turkey, as opposed to the type of Turkish food that I’m used to cooking which originates from the northern part of Iran called Azerbaijan. Every thing that I’ve eaten so far from our Turkish friends has been incredibly unique and delicious.  The last time I had a homemade Turkish dinner at our friend’s house was 6 years ago!  To this day, I still remember every single dish that they made.  That just shows you what a foodie I am.  On this trip to Canada, I was fortunate enough to have dinner at their house again.  Can I just say, I was in HEAVEN!!!  Every single dish had been prepared so meticulously.  I cannot even begin to tell you how refreshing it is to try new foods that are healthy and homemade.  This is definitely one cuisine that I want to explore.

 Tomato bulgar with fresh herbs

 Dolmeh: stuffed grape leaves and bell peppers

 Dolmeh: stuffed grape leaves and bell peppers

 Garlic yogurt with sauteed eggplant and peppers, drizzled with olive oil

 Garlic yogurt with sauteed eggplant and peppers, drizzled with olive oil

 Marinated and fried beef. This was so tasty because it had the perfect seasonings.  It was my favorite dish of the evening.

Rice topped with sauteed vegetables

Rice topped with sauteed vegetables

 Pastry filled with flat leaf parsley and feta cheese

 Pastry filled with flat leaf parsley and feta cheese

Most things displayed here are very time consuming to make and that is  why I appreciated every single bite.  Going in I knew I was in for a treat and they sure did come through.  I can’t wait to get the recipes and try them for myself

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