Mediterranean Cooking in Alaska

Turkish Recipes

Cooking Lesson 1: Anchorage Ethnic Markets (Part 4 of 4)

Anastasia Natekina at Eastern European Store & Deli

By Laurie Constantino and Nora Morse

For Cooking Lesson #1, I took Nora Morse to some of my favorite Anchorage ethnic stores. Since April 1, Nora and I have been chatting about the stores we visited. Lesson #1 (all 4 parts) is the first of a series of columns Nora and ...

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The Day a Tomato Made Me Love Carrots

Spicy Carrot Spread (Vegan)

Bright colors, robust flavors, unusual combinations: these are the foods I crave. Spicy Carrot Spread with Garlic Yogurt hits all my buttons. As a bonus, the recipe is quick and easy. I make it often. I bring it to parties. I have it for breakfast. I leave out the yogurt ...

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The Bride Ezo: Tasty Turkish Soup from a Tragic Marriage


Ezo, good natured and beautiful, married badly – twice. Her life was so tragic, it became a legend.

Ezo was born in 1909 in the village of Dokuzyol in southeastern Anatolia, now Turkey. The house where Ezo lived was on an ancient caravan route.

Ezo’s family stored their water in a large ...

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