Spices

spices_gThe Turkish cuisine hub of thriving and diverse tastes for so many centuries has been diversified because of the use of spices. Spices which are obtained from many plants, seeds and tree nuts, are the components which give dishes their final touch.

Sanlıurfa’s famous chipotle chilies known for their bitterness, black pepper and red peppereither powdered or crushed, thyme and mint collected from the mountain foothills, fennel andcinnamon the sweet scented spices as well as sumac the indispensable spice of mantı, and of course allspice and ginger are some of the many spices that define the character and enhance the flavor of the Turkish dishes.