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Jakarta Post

Ramadan delights: Savoring Turkish sweets

  • Tifa Asrianti

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sun, August 22 2010   /  01:26 pm

Nestled at a cultural and culinary crossroads between Europe and Asia, Turkey boasts a rich cuisine, but people need to find the right time to savor the delicacies. Ramadan, or Ramazan as the Turkish call it, is one special time of the year to enjoy the culinary journey. There are unique dishes cooked especially to celebrate the holy month. During Ramadan, people try their best to attend the cherished occasion of having dinner with family members, Turkish Ambassador Aydin Evirgen said. Almost all city administrations usually organize breaking the fast ceremonies for the needy, Evirgen said. “People pretend to be wealthy when breaking the fast. Tables are full of delicious colorful dishes and special foods that can only be found during Ramadan,” he added. For example, during Ramadan Turkish bakers bake special breads, adding milk and black and white sesame seed for a more tender taste...