Istanbul, situated between East and West, with a majority Muslim population, but with major Christian and Jewish minorities. It has been capital of the Eastern Roman Empire and, later, of the Ottoman Empire, currently it has given the capital of Turkey to Ankara. And with this Mongrel lineage could not only offer us a full of Arab and Mediterranean influences and varied gastronomy. One of the most popular dishes of the Turkish food is the Doner Kebab, doner means that rotates and Kebab means meat roast, which translates into fine pieces of roast lamb, introduced in a delicious pita bread and seasoned with a sauce that can be spicy or yogurt and garlic. This Turkish dish can be eaten in all the capitals of Europe, having been extended to also do it with beef or even chicken.
Although the Turkish cuisine is not very rich in fish, we can try traditional dishes of fish as the Lufer, blue fish from the Bosphorus or the Bluefish which is the best fish from the Bosphorus and is unknown in Spain. Likewise, the fried mussels and stuffed with rice are typical of the towns of the coast Egea. But the most characteristic of Turkish cuisine, apart from the Kebab, are their desserts and the you. Among the Turkish delight, Lokum is called desserts that lead sugar, cream, cornstarch and water. Most valued fruits for Turkish desserts are peach and strawberry. Arab influence is reflected by the use of cinnamon and taste left for the puff pastry.
As we can see Turkey has so Mediterranean gastronomic influences how Arab, though the example of most important foreign culinary influence came East, since tea is the most consumed in Turkey beverage, exist an infinite number of different varieties. The funny thing is that Turks, even a hundred years ago unaware this drink, and used to drink Turkish coffee. In 1924, Zihni Derin, an agronomist, brought Georgia tea seeds and planted them in Rize, the wettest city in Turkey. The plant experienced such successful than the Turks taking you to breakfast, after lunch and sometimes more throughout the day. In our Istanbul guide you can find more information to travel to Istanbul, among which included more information about Turkish baths in Istanbul and visit in Istanbul. Original author and source of the article.