A Greek-Turkish cooking TV show is under way and set to be screened next year. According to reports, Turkish and Greek chefs are going to prepare recipes from both countries, which share many culinary common denominators.
Gastronomic specialist Mirsini Lampraki talked about the upcoming TV show and seemed to be very optimistic. She has already made an application for the presenter’s position. The show is going to be screened in both Greece and Turkey. Many Greek actors support this project.
Greek and Turkish cuisines will be promoted and chefs who are going to be on the show will use traditional products from both countries. A few things about each country’s cuisine are presented here:
Greek cuisine shares characteristics with those of Italyl, the Balkans, Turkey, and the Levant. Contemporary Greek cookery makes wide use of olive oil, vegetables and herbs, grains and bread, wine, fish, and various meats, including poultry, rabbit and pork. Also important are olives, cheese, eggplant (aubergine), zucchini (courgette), and yogurt. Greek desserts are characterized by the dominant use of nuts and honey. Some dishes use filo pastry.
Turkish cuisine is largely the heritage of Ottoman cuisine, which can be described as a fusion and refinement of Central Asian, Middle Eastern and Balkan cuisines. Turkish cuisine has in turn influenced those and other neighboring cuisines, including those of western Europe. The Ottomans fused various culinary traditions of their realm with influences from Middle Eastern cuisines, along with traditional Turkic elements fromCentral Asia(such as yogurt), creating a vast array of specialities — many with strong regional associations.