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The Sweet Sweet Treats of Turkey by Jill Gocher, Photojournalist + Media Consultant
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Try the Baklava at Istanbul’s Baklavaria in Sirkeci. You can even look over the Bosphorus while you decide which delectables to imbibe. They serve coffee as well of course, and the much less sweet Turkish Chai – an acquired taste! While the coffee actually comes from Brazil, the brewing system and taste of the coffee is pure Turkey. Made in little copper pots, it is brewed to extract the maximum flavor from the coffee. Every sip is an explosion of taste. One of the pleasant ways to enjoy a coffee is to sit in a shaded byway on the miniscule Turkish chairs and sip slowly. If you are lucky, you may even get to play a game of backgammon. The Turks are champions.
© Jill Gocher