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Monday, November 17, 2014

Travel Photo:Gozleme Cook from Pamukkale, Turkey

The last three weeks in Turkey has been a gastronomic delight for me. The food is so delicious here that sometimes I feel like I should settle here for good. While everyone knows of the kebabs, Turkish delights, Baklava and other desserts, I would like to bring special mention to the humble Gozleme. This Turkish pancake is a lunch favorite and is consumed with hot tea, yoghurt and tomatoes. Made from wheat flour and cooked on a hot concave iron plate, the Gozleme is typically stuffed with cheese, spinach, chillies and potatoes and with the meat option, some dry beef is added to it.

Gozleme - a favorite pancake dish of Turkey

This Turkish pancake is cooked in front of you, is easy to digest, costs very few liras and takes only a short while to be ready. I gorged on these pancakes especially in smaller towns where they seem to be the rage(unlike the larger towns where doners are the preferred fast food). They are easy to eat and make for a very healthy picnic lunch that you can take on treks and explorations. In this photo is the mother of the family who makes these gozlemes for the family restaurant at Pamukkale in the Anatolian part of Turkey.



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