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Kofte (Food)

Kofte are meatballs, often flavoured with spices.

They can be round or sausage shaped.
Howard [ Just Imagine ] 03-Mar-2008

Sucuk sausage (Food)

Sucuk is a sausage about 3 cm diameter and comes vaccuum packed in a horseshoe shape in the supermarket. There are often several flavours to choose from.

This can be cut into 3 mm slices and pan fried on both sides, just until it begins to curl up. It is a great finger food or snack at parties served hot or cold.
Howard [ Just Imagine ] 03-Mar-2008

Breakfast / kahvaltı (Food)

Kahvaltý or breakfast literally means before coffee and is quite different to the western world.

It usually consists of cheese, butter, olives, eggs, tomatoes, green peppers, reçel (jam) and honey, sucuk/sujuk (spicy  sausage), pastýrma (pastrami), börek (phyllo pastry), simit (circular bread), poðaça (flaky savory pastry) and corba (soups) yes, all of this is breakfast food. 

Howard [ Just Imagine ] 03-Mar-2008

Döner kebab (Food)

A Döner kebab means rotating meat like a greek Giro.
The lamb is stacked onto a large skewer that is rotated mechanically or manually, vertically in front of a gas or charcoal fire.

The chef slices off the outer cooked meat while it continues to rotate in front of the fire. The meat is continuously basted by the juices that run down.

The word kebab simply means fried or roasted meat and not neccesarily the skewered meat that we often call kebabs. Skewered meat are actually sis kebabs (Shish kebabs), the sis part refering to the skewer.
Howard [ Just Imagine ] 03-Mar-2008

Corba / Soup (Food)

The red lentil soup (Mercimek Çorbasi) is particularly good and often served for breakfast.
Howard [ Just Imagine ] 03-Mar-2008