Category Archives: Turkey

Food Speaks in Many Tongues – Edible Idioms in 17 Languages

Porridge Head! Sweetie-Pie. Adaptable Tomato. Every language uses descriptive food phrases as insults, endearments, warnings and advice. Here is a smorgasbord of food metaphors and idioms in 17 languages including French, ASL, Danish, Chinese, German, Spanish, Turkish, Hebrew, Italian and Arabic Continue reading

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“Food Makes Friends” – a Turkish Immigrant’s Story

A Turkish immigrant to the Bay Area makes her family dolmas and borek and misses the bread of her homeland. By reaching out to people from different cultures in her new home, she discovers food can help make friends. Continue reading

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Halvah Heritage

Halvah, or halva, is one of the world’s oldest sweets with variations in more than 30 countries. Two main types: made with semolina or sesame seeds. Continue reading

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