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    x0x Turkey For Food Lovers Turkey For Food Lovers In addition to being a cultural, religious and historical capital of the world, Istanbul, formerly
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      Turkey For Food Lovers


      In addition to being a cultural, religious and historical capital of the world, Istanbul, formerly Constantinople, is a food lover's paradise. Get the skinny on what local specialties to try while you're there.


      While exploring the incredible churches, mosques, baths, and monuments of Istanbul, you will be lured by the sights and smells of the food coming out of every restaurant and street cart. Simple, fresh food is the name of the game here, and there are treats to satisfy meat-eaters, vegetarians and sweet lovers alike. Don’t miss a trip to the bustling spice market, where many of these specialties are available. Here is a small sampling of some of the most iconic Turkish dishes to watch for:


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      Baklava

      Hundreds of thin layers of delicate phyllo dough are stacked together along with honey and nuts to create one of Turkey's most famous desserts. Prepare to be amazed by the sheer variety of baklava available, which comes in all shapes, sizes and flavors in Istanbul. Walnut and pistachio variations are most common.
       

      Borek

      These savory phyllo pastries also come in a variety of shapes and with many different fillings. They can look like turnovers, cigars or even lasagna and are typically filled with mild white cheese, vegetables (most often spinach) and/or ground meat. They can be eaten for
      eakfast or as a snack at any time of day.


      Read the rest at http://www.sheknows.com/food-and-recipes/articles/960445/what-to-eat-in-istanbul

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