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Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
Once upon a time, the town of Melita was famous for its legendary fruit orchards. Even the name of Melita sounds delicious.
Back in the 1960’s, Jack Harlan, a devoted American agronomist harvested wild wheat in southeastern Turkey as if a gatherer would do 10,000 years ago.
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Who does not like cherries? Luscious and lush, the cherry is undoubtedly the most attractive of all the fruits. Everywhere in the world, cherry-picking time is a joy, a true manifestation of summer. Cherries belong to June and its appearance is always an early celebration of a bountiful summer.
“Our friends in the town keep us, as formerly, abundantly supplied with all the delicacies it affords: many of the dishes sent us are excellent; among others some butterfly-things of pastry, which one might blow away, but for the honey their wings are clogged with.”
There is no question that there is an augmenting quest for anything Ottoman in the recent years.
The question was simple and straightforward: Date or olive?
Does the landscape that surrounds us define our culture? My answer would be a definite yes. The natural environment dictates what we eat, what we produce, what we create, and even how we think
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As I was recently walking in the streets of two French cities, Tours and Bordeaux, I could not help but notice the growing French appetite for hamburgers. Yes, hamburgers! And it was not bifteck haché, served with a side of frites, it was the one we all know quite well, a minced meat patty sandwiched in a bun.
Imagine tasting about 120 wines in four master classes and comparing your scores with those of two top wine experts. This is a challenge you can experience next weekend at St. Regis Istanbul on May 13 and 14