CONCEPTUAL ANALYSIS OF STREET FLAVORS OF TURKEY

Authors

  • NURAY GÃœZELER
  • ÖZBEK ÇAÄžLA

Abstract

Turkey is a country which has very unique and specific tastes on its lands. There is a great food variety depending on its historical evolution, geographic location and interaction of different cultures. Beside of food productions which are performed by domestically or industrially, there is another different food production and supply type which is called as "street foods", "street tastes" or "street flavors". Street foods of a country give some idea about advancement of food science in that country. It points the most preferred and consumed products, possibilities of industrial processing or the microbiological situation of food processing of that country. Street flavors are integrated into characters of the countries. These tastes had been born in the past and become current form with time by effects of cultural alterations. It is possible to reach street foods at the many corners of the cities in Turkey. There are many street food types and many of them are common in countrywide. However some special tastes are present for different regions. For example, Adana Kebap, Şalgam, ŞÄ±rdan and BiciBici are some special tastes which are peculiar to Cukurova region. Some of the general street flavors in Turkey may be stated as stuffed mussels, Kokorec, Boza, chicken and rice, bagels (Simit), Düner, boiled or roasted maize, wafer, cotton candy, Kumpir (baked potato), waffles, fish sandwiches, meatball sandwiches, Lokma dessert, apple candy, pickle juice, The Ottoman paste, roasted chestnut, wet hamburger, ÇiÄŸKüfte (bulgur meatball) and desserts with sherbets by different regions and etc. The main problem which is related with street foods is hygienic conditions like all other countries. However they are indispensable for many Turkish citizens. The purpose of this research is conceptual analysis and presentation of the Street flavors of Turkey and these flavors were examined in terms of different regions.

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Published

2018-08-20

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Working Group 3: Fundamentally Disciplines and Environment and Plant Management