Make a big batch of this Turkish Spice Mix to have on hand when you need to whip up a quick vegetable dip or flavorful, easy salad dressing. Or try it as a rub for grilled or roasted meat or vegetables. The spice mix is also perfect to give as a hostess gift along with a recipe card for turning it into a dip or vinaigrette
The recipe is from Rebecca Seal's new cookbook on Istanbul cuisine. She calls it Turkish potatoes, but I'm almost certain it's a Kurdish recipe. Either way, it's simple and really tasty. Just don't add the onions zu early or they will burn.
This Turkish-style baklava tastes deeply and richly of pistachio nuts and butter, without the spices, honey or aromatics found in other versions It has a purity of flavor that, while still quite sweet, is never cloying This very traditional recipe is from one of the most celebrated baklava shops in Istanbul