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zmir's cuisine has largely been affected by its multicultural history, hence the large variety of food originating from the Aegean and Mediterranean regions. Population movement from Eastern and South East Anatolia regions has enriched the local cuisine. Another factor is the large and fertile area of land surrounding the region which grows a rich selection of vegetables. There is considerable culinary usage of green leaf vegetables and wild plants amongst the residents, especially those with insular heritage, such as the immigrants from Crete. Some of the common dishes found here are the tarhana soup (made from dried yoghurt and tomatoes), "İzmir" köfte, sulu köfte, keşkek (boiled wheat with meat), zerde (sweetened rice with saffron) and mücver (made from zucchini and eggs). A Sephardic contribution to the Turkish cuisine, boyoz and lokma are pastries associated with İzmir. Kumru is a special kind of sandwich that is associated particularly with the Çeşme district and features cheese and tomato in its basics, with sucuk also added sometimes.(Wikipedia)

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  • Copyright: ayse ekmekci (ayseekmekci) Silver Star Critiquer [C: 16 W: 0 N: 7] (162)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2014-08-06
  • Categories: Food
  • Exposure: f/2.7, 1/50 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2014-09-05 12:47
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