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Karniyarik, Bulgur Pilaf and Cigarette Borek

Karniyarik, Bulgur Pilaf and Cigarette Borek

July 01st, 2008  | Category: Meat, Rice and Grains, Turkish Cuisine, Vegetable


Just like the Mung Bean Salad, Karniyarik wasn't included in the initial menu for the SF Chronicle article. Instead, I wanted to do a Turkish version of a dish that could have easily filled two full pages of my taste journal if I had ever kept one. It is the Chicken Claypot I ate at The Slanted Door. I thought adding chickpeas and peppers and tomatoes from my ...

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Feta Cheese & Mint Börek

Feta Cheese & Mint Börek

April 29th, 2007  | Category: Breakfast and Brunch, Pastry, Turkish Cuisine, Vegetarian


Börek is a traditional Turkish layered dough dish, generally filled with cheese, ground meat or vegetables. The most popular fillings are feta cheese, spinach, potatoes and ground meat flavored with a variety of herbs and spices. The dough, called yufka in Turkish, is quite labor-intensive. Not many Turkish households attempt to prepare it themselves. They are sold in 3-5 sheet packs in supermarkets here. Yufka is essential for ...

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