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A Traditional Food In Kusadasi: Gozleme

Gozleme is a traditional food in Kusadasi that every tourist must try. Gozleme is a pastry food but it has low calorie because of the very thin dough. Gozleme is cooked with various filling in it. This filling may be mashed potatoes, spinach, cheese and other vegetables. Also some people may prefer chocolate in it.

Gozleme is a traditional food in Kusadasi and in Turkey. It is also a Turkish street food. You can see the Turkish women sit near the oven that has a round shape. The Turkish women cook the gozleme on this oven. They roll the ball-shaped doughs out and then they create a round-shaped thin dough. Then they add the filling on the half of the dough. The half of the dough is covered on the other half and it is cooked on the oven.

What Does The Gozleme Mean?

The name of Gozleme, the traditional food in Kusadasi, comes from the word “goz” that means “eye” in Turkish. The gozleme is cooked side by side and when it is cooked the shapes which are similar with eye begin to form. So the savory pastry, with its savory mix in it, is called gozleme.

The tourists who come to Turkey love this street food and they usually call it flatbread or traditional Turkish pancake. Flatbread is a thin bread that is cooked without yeast. Gozleme is cooked without yeast, so it has low calories and it may be a healthy snack or fast food.

Gozleme is served with ayran and you can find it in Kusadasi in cafes, restaurants and in the other places in streets. Gozleme can be a real healthy fast food in Turkey because it is cheap and you can find it easily. It may be cheaper in cafes than the restaurants.

When you are in Turkey and in Kusadasi, do not feel hesitated to try the traditional Turkish food. The Turkish cuisine is very rich and you can find dishes that are made with vegetables, healthy dishes and healthy snacks a lot. Gozleme is a traditional food in Kusadasi but it is just one of the savory traditional foods.

“Sulu Somun” An Alternative That Is As Delicious As Ramazan Pide

During Ramazan, everyone is waiting for the moment they get a hot Ramazan pide for “iftar” (fast-breaking meal) and put butter on it, enjoying the enchanting smell before eating the whole piece in a second. Although it sounds like a dream, eating Ramazan pide can be a nightmare for some. Ramazan pide usually lies heavily in the stomach, making the person who eats it uncomfortable. Also, it makes you feel full before eating anything else, which is an issue during Ramazan, as you have a very limited time to eat and give your body all the minerals and vitamins it needs during the day.

It is a good thing that we have an alternative that is as sweet and delicious as Ramazan pide. Sourdough bread “ekşi mayalı ekmek” has been around for centuries and this unusual bread is made with fermented yeast instead “ekşi maya” of fresh yeast that is used for regular bread and Ramazan pide. Sourdough breads use a fermented, batter-like dough starter to make them rise and enhance their flavor. A portion of the sourdough starter is mixed with the bread’s ingredients, while the remainder is kept and “fed” with more flour and water to use in future batches. What makes sourdough bread unique is that it does not go bad for over a week. Another unique feature of sourdough bread is that it can be kneaded with machines like any other bread but also by hand by the bakers and mixed with a lot of water.

In Turkey, sourdough bread is quite common, especially in rural areas. Baker Mehmet Atlı and his son are two people who continue to bake sourdough bread every week in their shop in Giresun province of Turkey.

The yeast that the Atlı family uses in their shop is known for being around for more than 150 years. “I learned this profession [baking] from my father. My grandfather was a baker as well. We bake sourdough bread, which is called ‘sulu somun’ (‘wet bread’) here, once a week, in a stone oven. The origins of this sour yeast go back to the times of my grandfather,” Atlı said.

The younger Ayhan Atlı said that they not only sell this bread within Giresun but send it to other provinces in Turkey. Claiming that they send the sourdough bread they bake to health professionals and dieticians as well, the son said: “We are the only bakery to bake sourdough bread in Giresun. We bake it once a week as it is quite hard to prepare the dough compared to the regular breads we eat. A loaf of sourdough bread weighs between 7 and 8 kilograms. We sometimes sell it in pieces according to the demand of customers. We also send this bread to other provinces via cargo companies.”

Down With Cold Brew Coffee On Hot Summer Days

Kusadasi enjoys a pleasant Aegean climate but sometimes the weather can be very hot. During these hot days of summer some choose for having a cold drink, a cold bath or a refreshing sea swim. To beat the heat we suggest you trying something different. Cold brew coffee, a wonderful cold coffee recipe that you will love.

You may have tried a cup of cold coffee before, but nothing as tasty as our simple recipe. This icy coffee drink is easy enough to prepare at home. All you need is a French press coffee maker, a “cafetiere”, and your favourite coffee blend. Once you get this method down pretty good you can experiment with different kinds of coffee blends.

The most important thing about that coffee is when you make it once, you can enjoy it for hours. So, you do not need to make the new one everyday. Cold brew coffee is also called cold press coffee. But you should know that the cold brew coffee is not just an ice coffee.

Cool Down With Cold Brew Coffee Recipe

Making cold brew coffee is a really pleased activity. If you feel relaxed when you drink coffee, you can feel relaxed by preparing a cold brew coffee, too. Firstly, you should know the cold brew preparation method. You need to use cold filtered water, finely ground coffee and some patience.

To have a wonderful cold brew coffee you need to grind coffee beans up finely. After the grinding process you need to put the coffee into the French press. It is suggested that to use the four to one ratio to have a good cold brew. For instance, you can add one cup of coffee and four cups of cold filtered water. The point is that you should add filtered cold water to the french press and you should ensure the coffee is saturated.

After having a mixture in french press, stir it and then let it sit in the fridge for 12 – 14 hours. At the end of the process remove it from the fridge and press the filter. Put it in a jar. You can add some milk depends on your tastes. This coffee is ready to drink for twelve to fourteen hours. Bon appetite!



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