Turkey Sailing, Turkey Dining
It can be easy to think that Turkish cuisine is little more than kebabs, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Yes, they are on the menu of many a Turkish eatery, but they are a far cry from the high street kebab found elsewhere. Packed with fresh ingredients and delicious flavour, the traditional kebab is just the start of the many delicacies you might choose to enjoy on a Turkey sailing break.
Much of the food on offer in Turkey celebrates ingredients readily available around the Mediterranean. Take dolma, for example: with a name taken from the Turkish word for stuffed, these dishes are indicative of what makes the cuisine in this country so great. From stuffed vine leaves to aubergines and peppers packed with spiced rice and herby grains, dolma is a must on any mezze menu.
Meat lovers will find it hard to resist the Turkish version of meatballs, known as kofte. Traditionally consisting of either lamb or beef mince mixed with seasoned spices, these meaty morsels are usually served with either a tomato- or yogurt-based sauce.
Lastly, a visit to Turkey wouldn’t be complete without sampling some of the real Turkish Delight. Known as lokum in its home country, there is much more to this delicacy than you might think. It’s available in a range of flavours, and eating this genuine delight may well prove hard to resist.