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What is Turşu?

Turşu translates to “pickle” in English and Turks pronounce it like “tour-shoo.” The word refers to any pickled vegetable, not just cucumbers. Turşu is an essential side dish served alongside certain types of main dishes in Turkey.

Ayse Anil

Categories: Food
Turkish Honey
Turkish Word for Honey

Following are some helpful translations from Turkish to English for words relating to bees, honey and honey production. TurkishEnglishNotesarıbeeNote the vowel “ı” at the end of arıarı kovanıbeehiveMore specific than “kovan”arıcıbeekeeperAlso apiaristbalhoneykovanhiveKovan may also translate into other wordspetekhoneycomb


Categories: Food
What is Keşkek?

Keşkek is pronounced /kesh-kek/ in English. It is a hearty porridge-like dish that people in Western Turkey serve at weddings, circumcision celebrations, and religious holidays. Keşkek is made of cracked wheat or barley and meat or chicken.


Categories: Food