Spanning millennia, Turkish cuisine, a product of rich culture, tradition, societal heritage, storytelling, and profound experience, will once again share its bountiful table and unique journey with the world from May 21 to 27. As part of Turkish Cuisine Week, Türkiye will present its rich gastronomic culture for the third time through its foreign representations and domestic promotions. This significant week's events will introduce large audiences to the unique recipes of ancient Turkish cuisine, captivating everyone with its sustainable features, rooted in a zero-waste philosophy practiced for centuries.

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Various activities during Turkish Cuisine Week will highlight the delicious, healthy, traditional, and waste-free recipes of sustainable Turkish cuisine. This year, the focus will be on the flavors of the Aegean, showcasing unique dishes made with geographically indicated products, blending history, culture, and nature.

Türkiye's Aegean coasts, where blue and green merge, attract attention not only with their stunning landscapes and rich history but also with their healthy culinary culture. In 2010, UNESCO recognized the Mediterranean Diet, prevalent along these shores, as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. The region is renowned for vegetables like artichokes and squash blossoms, various local herbs, and an abundance of seafood. The Aegean region is also the birthplace of the olive oil miracle, a secret to longevity from its centuries-old olive trees. Olive gardens stretch like a route from Çanakkale to Muğla, showcasing the region's cultural heritage related to olives and olive cultivation.

MatbahThroughout Turkish Cuisine Week, events in 81 provinces will feature menus reflecting ancient and sustainable Turkish cuisine, prepared with local ingredients and traditional cooking techniques. The full Turkish culinary experience will be enhanced with offerings of Turkish coffee, tea, and Turkish delight.

Located within the Ottoman Hotel Imperial, Matbah Restaurant, with its history-filled ambiance in the Historic Peninsula that hosted the Ottoman Empire for centuries, invites its esteemed guests to experience the special "Aegean Flavors Menu" for Turkish Cuisine Week from May 21 to 27.

Editor: Haber Merkezi