Turkish breakfast

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The turkish breakfast, the healthiest way to start the day

The more I travel, the more I discover that breakfast, on top of being the most important meal of the day – say the specialists – is really something cultural. Sometimes sweet, sometimes savoury, sometimes elaborated or most of the time simply the leftovers or a few biscuits and other things bought at the supermarket… Each country its own style.

The turkish way of starting the day is a serie of simple and quickly prepared mezze:

#breakfast of the day! #mersin #turkey #turkishspecialities #wanderlust #foodtrip #roundtheworldtrip

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  • Vegetables
    • Tomatoes cut into pieces (ans peeled with a peeler… Yes madam)
    • Cucumber cut into pieces
    • Black or green olives (or both)
  • Cheese – peyniri – Cut into pieces or coated with breadcrumbs
    • Kasar
    • Tulum
    • çeçil
  • Fruits (depending of the season)
    • Watermelon
    • Melon
    • Orange
    • Grapefruit
    • Peach
    • Apricot
    • Banana
    • Mulberry
    • Kiwi
    • Grape
    • Apple
  • A milky preparation or something egg based
    • Omelette with vegetables, beef meet (you won’t find porc meet in Turkey as it’s a muslim country) or any leftovers from your fridge. (The omelette looks more like an egg bread. Eggs + Flour + Salt + Yogurt or mayonnaise or milk + vegetables or any ingredient)
    • Cheese brioche
    • Pain perdu
    • Scrambled eggs
    • Yogurt
  • Hot beverage
    • çay – Turkish tea
    • Elma çay – Apple tea (But it’s not exactly a classic from the turkish breakfast… I think it’s more me being addicted to this little drug)
    • kahve (coffee)

#breakfast of the day! #sigaraburek #goreme #turkey #cay #fruits #Yogurt #honey

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