I am currently in Kuwait drinking something they call 'French coffee'. I like it a lot but I cannot figure out what it is and the internet isn't helping (nor is the waitress).
Its texture is mealy (unfintered), it's strong, there's a lot of sediment, no milk (none offered either), there seems to be a hint of sugar in it (was offered the option of extra when ordering) and it's served in a cup that is somewhat bigger than an espresso one but much smaller than an American coffee cup. It's definitely not Turkish coffee.
What is this stuff and how do I make it at home?
posted by Skyanth
on Nov 21, 2013 -
I'm making pide for dinner tonight. I am sick of my regular fillings - what do you put in your pide? I am especially looking for vegetarian fillings. Thanks!
posted by smoke
on Aug 25, 2013 -
I need a tried, tested, and true recipe for making proper, dry, flaky sesame halva. [more inside]
posted by jedicus
on Feb 18, 2013 -
Once upon a time, I ate at a Turkish restaurant in Sydney. It was the best meal of my life. Can you help me recreate the various meat-in-sauce dishes we were served? [more inside]
posted by malibustacey9999
on Sep 30, 2011 -
Are there any good, clear English-language resources online for learning about and following the upcoming Turkish elections? [more inside]
posted by oinopaponton
on Jun 5, 2011 -
What language is this? The two things I remember sounded like "nazoor sun" and "sollaar sun" for how are you and fine thanks, or similar. The guy who taught me speaks several languages including Farsi, Arabic, Azerji and Turkish, but googling hasn't worked for me. What was he teaching me? I'd like to learn some phrases in that language to surprise him with next time I see him.
posted by Chrysalis
on Feb 21, 2011 -
I found this cool, possibly old, possibly Turkish vest. Could you help me identify where it's from / when it was made or point me to other resources that might be of assistance? [more inside]
posted by cimton
on Oct 17, 2010 -
Which of the thousands of neologisms coined in the Turkish language reforms of the 1920s and 30s stuck, which ones didn't--and why? [more inside]
posted by lapsangsouchong
on Aug 4, 2010 -
I tried to make Turkish coffee, but it doesn't foam up like it's supposed to. What am I doing wrong? [more inside]
posted by k.
on Oct 27, 2009 -
LanguageLearning Filter: I'm about to start taking Turkish classes (my fourth language) in German (my third language). Any tips on how to make this a beneficial experience for all my languages? [more inside]
posted by besonders
on Oct 13, 2009 -
How do you program foreign (namely the Turkish ones - ı, ş, and ğ) characters into a laptop keyboard....? [more inside]
posted by ryanbryan
on Oct 12, 2009 -
I recorded this
from the Voice of Turkey
via shortwave on 11955 kHz last Friday. Unfortunately, I didn't make note of the world time, and my meager online language resources don't seem to help me figure it out. What time is she announcing after the pips?
posted by mykescipark
on Sep 18, 2009 -
Please recommend an attorney -- preferably one in the Los Angeles area -- for an unusual Italian citizenship by descent case. Looking for one with knowledge of complicated 20th Century treaties regarding the former Ottoman Empire, modern Turkey, Italy, and Greece, and experience dealing with a lack of some typical primary citizenship evidence. [more inside]
posted by Asparagirl
on Jun 19, 2009 -
Polyglotfilter: How do I keep track of all these languages in my brain? In short:
I'm at various stages of each language, though some are on "pause" for the moment. What are the best methods for continuing my progress in each, without mixing them up? [more inside]
posted by hasna
on May 21, 2009 -
Help me identify a Mediterranean dish that is like a pie made of feta and noodles. [more inside]
posted by acrasis
on Apr 21, 2009 -
I'm looking for a good Turkish restaurant in the Boston area. Any recommendations? Teşekkürler in advance.
posted by batou_
on Apr 3, 2009 -
What is the relationship between the turkish people and the mongolian people? This is a bit of an open-ended question, as I'm not sure I have enough information about this to more effectively ask the question. [more inside]
posted by ChabonJabon
on Sep 5, 2008 -
I need help with interpretation and understanding of The Divan of the Lover. A friend of mine claims to have figured out the meaning, and I'm drawing a blank aside from the most obvious. [more inside]
posted by sandraregina
on May 2, 2008 -
I need to prepare some labels with seven different languages printed in their own written language. [more inside]
posted by tellurian
on Feb 24, 2008 -
How mutually intelligible are the Turkic languages? Would Turkish help me get around Central Asia? [more inside]
posted by pravit
on Dec 9, 2007 -
I have made Turkish Delight about ten times, and not once have I been satisfied with the results. Either the candy ends up limp and flaccid, or it's full of crunchy little sugar crystals. No matter how much I stir, no matter how precise I am with the heat ... I always end up with a sugary mess. Your thoughts?
posted by mr. remy
on Nov 28, 2007 -
Can anyone shed some light on this Turkish (I think) graffiti my friend saw in a (Japanese) train station and copied down in a hurry? (Text inside -- might be unsavory or even NSFW for all I know.) [more inside]
posted by No-sword
on Oct 20, 2007 -
The documentary Crossing the Bridge: The Sound of Istanbul
introduced me to the Turkish rap music of Ceza
(Bilgin Özçalkan). While I like the sound of it, I have no idea what is being said, and some of the song titles make me a bit nervous that I might be enjoying something dodgy (and exposing friends to it). Can anyone who speaks Turkish translate this? [more inside]
posted by sindark
on Feb 4, 2007 -
What are the best books/dvds/cds/websites out there for Turkish learning? What did you use and recommend? Are there any tips or things that helped you? [more inside]
posted by tozturk
on May 19, 2006 -
Turkish food filter: I believe it was called "muharama" or something close. It was spread on pita and had a lot of garlic and possible walnuts. I've tried many spelling combinations in google and found nothing. What is it and what's the recipe?
posted by 445supermag
on Jul 1, 2005 -