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Snapshot Sunday: Turkish Coffee and Baklava in Istanbul

Sweet treats
Turkish coffee and baklava in Istanbul, Turkey

Offered up in tiny cups all around the city, Turkish coffee is known for its strong flavor and a half inch of “coffee sludge” at the bottom of each serving. The grounds left over are sometimes used for tasseography, a form of fortune telling that dates back to medieval Europe.

Turkey, Greece, Syria, and Lebanon all lay claim to the original baklava, but there’s no doubt that the Turks have a pretty outstanding version of it. Perfect for a rainy day in Istanbul.

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One Response to “Snapshot Sunday: Turkish Coffee and Baklava in Istanbul”

  1. Cheryl (ESM)

    Happy Anniversary you guys! Can’t wait to see you both in a little over a week. Love ya!
    Safe travels.

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