All posts tagged: Turkey

Mantı: Turkish pasties

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Food  Drinks

Dinner with friends – how Mantı came from Mongolia through Turkey to Frankfurt A friend of mine had wished for Mantı from our friend Arzu when he last visited Frankfurt. Out of that came a great, funny and interesting evening with exciting conversation, new culinary delights and experiences. Mantı are small pasties filled with minced meat. They are served with a garlic-yoghurt sauce and topped with a butter and tomato/pepper sauce. Arzu explained to us that […]

Turkish Henna Night

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Habits  Customs  Traditions

Turkish Henna Night: An Ottoman hen night It’s a bit like in 1001 Arabian nights. Strolling across a red carpet, past golden oriental columns, I walk up a stairway to the hall. On the dance floor, beautiful Muslim women are dancing to Turkish/Arabic music with the dazzlingly beautiful bride-to-be in the middle. Behind the parquet, there are seating rows with women and mothers with children having lively conversation. There are only women attending the party. […]