VIDEO: The History of Tea (via TED-Ed)
Tea is the second most consumed beverage in the world after water – and from sugary Turkish Rize tea to salty Tibetan butter tea, there are almost as many ways of preparing the beverage as there are cultures on the globe. Where did this beverage originate, and how did it become so popular? Shunan Teng…
Poppies and provisions in Gallipoli (via Hurriyet Daily News)
The end of April is the time for poppies to pop up in fields. Throughout May, and well into the month of June, fields of green wheat stalks celebrate the spring, dotted red with poppies.
Ramadan in the Ottoman palace kitchen (via Hurriyet Daily News)
Preparations for the holy month of Ramadan began in the kitchen of the Ottoman palace at least two or three months in advance. Food writer Nilgün Tatlı says that even the number of cooks employed at the palace increased for the month.
Turkish coffee, a 500-year-old tradition (via Star2)
Turkish coffee, a 500-year-old tradition
Snowy almonds (via Hurriyet Daily News)
Almond blossoms are among the first to prelude the joyous spirit of spring in the air. Following the almond blossoms, plum trees burst into full bloom, soon to be followed by the adorable cherry flowers.