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Tea for comfort

A valuable companion to chilly weather In Greece black tea is not a common beverage, as it is most famously in Turkey and Asia. If you ask a Greek “would you like some tea?” they... A valuable companion to chilly weather
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Stuffed peppers – a dish with the aroma of childhood memories

I think we can all agree that there is nothing stronger and more powerful than aromas which can take us back in time, stir our memories and remind us of older members of the family,... Ingredients and preparation
Gozleme – “eye” of Turkish cuisine

Gozleme – “eye” of Turkish cuisine

Gozleme or Sac Boregi is a traditional Turkish meal. Its name comes from the Turkish word “goz” which means “eye”. It is made of kneaded dough rolled into very thin crusts, just like a pancake... How to prepare gozleme at home
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Baklavas Koumiotikos – Almond baklava from Kymi, the Balcony of the Aegean

Sweet tradition from Evia Island Kymi is known as the “Balcony of the Aegean” and is a pretty town on the island of Evia. Kymi with its rich maritime tradition is also loved for its... Sweet tradition from Evia Island
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Fast, easy, traditional: potatoes and green tomatoes puree

If you love watching cooking channels, you must have noticed that their most popular shows are the ones presenting how to prepare quick, easy and simple meals with a few ingredients. It is understandable. Modern... Rich taste of poverty
Macun: More than just candy

Macun: More than just candy

Visiting the historical center of Istanbul you are bound to find yourself at the crowded way towards the entrance of the Top Kapi Palace. Among the incredible jam-packed situation, you may miss the street-sellers at... Candy-tonic from the Ottoman times
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BALKON3 HOTPOT: FOR THOSE WHO FEEL THAT “ANY DISH WITHOUT MEAT IS NOT REALLY A DISH”

The Balkon3 team this weekend has decided to prepare a special dish for you, which will particularly be favored by those of you who feel that “any dish without meat, is not really a dish...
Seven interesting facts about Turkish coffee

Seven interesting facts about Turkish coffee

Having a cup of coffee is a daily ritual for most of us. Coffee lovers cannot start the day without this “magic” potion. Turkish coffee is considered part of our culture rather than just a... A treat: Coffee and Turkish delight
GULLAC – Milky dessert with pomegranate, walnuts or pistachio

GULLAC – Milky dessert with pomegranate, walnuts or pistachio

Balkon3 is preparing Gulac (Güllaç) – a traditional Turkish dessert particularly popular during Ramadan fasting. Turkish cuisine is well-known for a number of nutritious and delicious desserts with milk. Gullac, a milky dessert (pronounced gioul-lahCH)... It is a white, soft and simple
COFFEE ON THE ROCKS – THE GREEK WAY TO SURVIVE THE DAY

COFFEE ON THE ROCKS – THE GREEK WAY TO SURVIVE THE DAY

What is frappe? It is a cold coffee drink, shaken in order to create a frothy topping. It is served in a tall glass, filled with ice cubes, and drank from a bendy straw. What... How to make your own frappe