Turkish lentil soup, with mint

Lentil soup is delicious, easy to make and nutritious— and on my quest to re-create the soup I dined on in Turkey, I took a Turkish cooking class from the Turkish American Cultural Center in Troy.Very glad I did— because while I love the thick lentil soup I make with cumin, this lighter soup is very... Continue Reading →

Red lentil köfte (mercimek köftesi)

I happened on this food by accident— a wonderful, slightly inebriated, delightful accident. This is the one time I didn’t quite believe my students. Usually, köfte refers to Turkish meatballs. My younger students often named köfte, meatballs, as their favorite food. However, my older students insisted that there was a vegetarian version of köfte, made with... Continue Reading →

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