Domestic tourist spent two months in Turkish Alanya and during this time identified seven amazing eating habits that Turks adhere to. The traveler told about them in her channel on Yandex.Zen.
So, this is what the Russian woman noted. Firstly, Turks, as a rule, do not eat on the go, although street food is popular in the republic. “It’s almost impossible to meet a Turk sipping coffee from a cup of coffee or chewing shawarma on the go,” the author assured and added that for a snack they will always look for a table or a bench in the park with a beautiful view where you can eat in peace.
Secondly, on ordinary days the role of hostess in Turkish culture is taken by a woman, and on holidays it is a man. Turkish women have time to work and lead a life, and cooking for the family is her direct duty. At the same time, they still make many products, for example, yogurt cheese, on their own according to old recipes, and do not buy them in stores. “Men in Turkey know how to cook and do it with great pleasure,” the traveler shared her observation and said that the Turks take matters into their own hands at picnics.
Thirdly, the Turks try not to leave food the next day, while in Russian families they often cook food for a couple of days at once. “Leaving food in the refrigerator and then reheating it is considered bad manners in Turkey. Food must always be fresh. This also applies to bread – they usually buy it in the morning, before breakfast, Turks do not eat yesterday's bread. As for tea, it is customary to brew it right before serving. Tea that has stood for a couple of hours is considered stale by the Turks and they will never drink it, ”the blogger warned.
Fourthly, the first meal is the most important, so it is always plentiful and satisfying< /em>. In the mornings, Turks eat dishes made from eggs, several types of bread, salads, olives, sausage, yogurt, cheese, chokelek, i.e. homemade cottage cheese seasoned with tomato cubes, various pastas with spices and olive oil. In addition, various drinks and jams will definitely be on the table.
Fifthly, Turks eat many fruits and vegetables green, i.e. immature. The author explained this tradition as follows: “It is believed that it is during the ripening period, and not ripeness, that they are richest in vitamins, microelements, etc. In addition, Turks like their sour taste and low sugar content. Turkey has a high incidence of diabetes, now it affects about 10% of the population, and there is an upward trend. Green fruits are eaten raw, like, for example, almonds and plums, with salt, or canned, and then served as an appetizer for meat dishes.
Sixthly, the Turks do not eat with others if they can't share. The Russian woman was surprised to learn about this quality of the locals. It turned out that if Turkish citizens are in the company of colleagues or friends at school or at work, they often do not eat sweets, cookies, chips with others if they cannot share them. “Schools, for example, forbid parents to put sweets and fruits to their children, as other children will also want to,” the tourist specified.
In conclusion, the author noted that the Turks feed their workers. For example, if a family called home a craftsman for an hour – an electrician, a furniture assembler, a plumber – he needs to be fed if his work time falls on lunch. “The same goes for a nanny or a cleaner. In Turkey, almost none of the employees bring lunch with them and take it as they should if the owner feeds them. In large companies, management is worried about the nutrition of employees – either money for food is transferred to special cards, or they are fed for free in the canteen, ”the traveler explained.
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