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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
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
Try it and regret it once; Don’t try it and regret it a thousand times

Try it and regret it once; Don’t try it and regret it a thousand times

Try the magical Turkish cuisine that always has a little, fascinating surprise in store. This time it is a strange little pleasure with an even stranger name: pismaniye(regret). These lovely snow white, delicious cotton candywill... Recipe - Try it and you won’t regret it
Balkon 3 suggestion for a football snack: peppers and whey cheese salad

Balkon 3 suggestion for a football snack: peppers and whey cheese salad

Football and beer. Why beer? There aren’t many explanations to that. It’s generally accepted that football has first become a traditional sport in the countries where beer had already been a traditional beverage, like the... Do you have the rare ingredient?
Time for a picnic! Flower-shaped buns with hot dogs

Time for a picnic! Flower-shaped buns with hot dogs

Spring was very late this year but it still managed to come through the open doors of June. It tempts our dreams and fulfills our desires with its charm, colours and blazing sun. Everything blossoms,... Tasty, easy and inexpensive
12 reasons to love Greek wine

12 reasons to love Greek wine

Greece specializes on small-scale production of high quality wines. Around 5 million liters of wine are produced per year, ranking Greece as one of the most important word-wide in relation to its population and viniculture... "Wine delights the heart"
Village Meat – gastronomic delight accompanied by excellent red wine

Village Meat – gastronomic delight accompanied by excellent red wine

Village Meat is a Balkan dish for all seasons, but it is best consumed in colder weather having in mind that there are several different types of meat used to make it. And when you... Don’t be afraid to test your culinary skills