filed in Geographical Eating Habits on Aug.28, 2010
Turkey is an Islamic country so Turkish people have eating habits and etiquettes according to rules of Islam. However Turkish eating habits frequently changed in 20th century. Serving little amount of meal is a pillar of Turkish traditional eating culture as compared to western culture. Bread is mostly eaten by Turkish people but other staple foods like rice are also liked with bread. Meat is one of luxurious food items of Turkey and they eat meat on some special occasions like marriage ceremonies and Eid-ul-Adha. Putting Minced meat in vegetable dish is a common thing among people of Turkey. Turkish people eat three times a day like many other countries.
Turks celebrate an annual festival called “Festival of Sweets” and as the name shows they prepare desserts and many types of sweet dishes on this day every year. Another thing is very important regarding Turkey eating habits that they use abandonment of ingredients when prepare their meals. Margarine is widely used in cooking than butter or cooking oil. Some of most favorite dishes of Turkey are:
Turkish cuisine is very popular all over the world and rice, beans, wheat and vegetables are basic ingredients of Turkish cuisine.
Dinning Etiquette in Turkey
- Meals are considered social affairs by Turkish.
- Honored guest or head of family is served first of all.
- Asking for more food is considered a compliment.
- They also share their foods on dinning table.