Standing behind the counter at his small bici bici shop in Gökalp Mahallesi, a neighborhood in the Zeytinburnu district of Istanbul, Cuma Usta recalls the first time he headed up into the mountains with his uncles in search of wild ice, one of the key ingredients in this Turkish snow cone treat sold from street carts throughout southern Turkey. Continue »
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Editor’s note: It’s Cool Treats Week here at Culinary Backstreets, and we’re kicking things off with a dispatch from the Southern Hemisphere. It’s winter in Rio, but still warm enough to enjoy the city’s wide variety of ice creams, popsicles and other refreshing treats. Continue »
Ali Bey, the owner of a cubby-sized restaurant in Küçük Pazarı called Kısmet, sounded a bit like Bubba Gump listing the items on his menu: “We’ve got chicken soup, fried chicken gizzards, shredded chicken breast, dark chicken meat too, chicken and rice, chicken with onions and peppers, and chicken breast pudding for something sweet.” Continue »