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Chestnuts - harvesting and tasting - an evening in Rapsani

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Chestnuts - harvesting and tasting - an evening in Rapsani

After our meeting with Nikos at the local petrol station of Rapsani we were going up towards the center, where the female "Harvesting Team" from the United States was already waiting for us in the chestnut plantation.

Grappa distillation in Platamonas

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Grappa distillation in Platamonas

After visiting the castle, we had an appointment with Nikos on his farm area right next to the ecological vineyards, where some members of the group for later grappa distillation had already gathered.

Delicious Cheese and Dill Muffins

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Delicious Cheese and Dill Muffins

The original of the recipe belongs to Yeşim, she brought the muffins that she made by the mixture of different recipes and they were delicious. I want to thank her for sharing this practical recipe with us. (It seems like my muffins are more delicious :))

Glimpses into the History of Turkish Confectionery

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Glimpses into the  History of Turkish Confectionery

Turkey has been famous for its confectionery for centuries, Turkish delight being the most eminent example. This is a fascinating subject, not just because of the flavours to be enjoyed, but because in the past, and to some extent today, sweets played a symbolic role in every part of private and public life.

Delicious Bread, Pastry, Coffee and Cakes

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Delicious Bread, Pastry, Coffee and Cakes

In Turkey, a bit of the crispy sections of white bread is tasted whilst it's hot, crispy and steamy "just out of the oven" fragrance is in the air, before it is even put on the table at home. In Germany, we were always warned not to eat hot bread for otherwise we could get a "tummy ache!"

Desserts - Turkish Delights and Delicacies

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Turkish Delights and Delicacies

Names like Nest of Nightingale, Women's Navel and Lips of the Beautiful Darling show the Turkish passion for desserts. There is a more than rich variety of different sized pastahane (pastry shop), which seem to be bursting with as many gluey, sweet dishes as you could imagine.

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