Replies: 25 - Last Post: Feb 8, 2013 5:13 PM Last Post By: VinnyD
Feb 7, 2013 5:33 AM
Feb 8, 2013 4:05 AM
16How do you know they're lying unless you know what the truth is? And if you know the truth, why are you asking?
I suspect the Kurdish food in Turkey resembles the food of their Turkish neighbors, and that the same is rue for theKurds in Iran, Iraq, Syria, Armenia, Israel, etc.
I can understand why a Kurd would not want to call his restaurant a Turkish restaurant, even if it was serving Turkish food (plus hummus and tabbouleh and cheesecake and "afereight kaka" like Fieldgate's Sine Nomen).
Feb 8, 2013 5:17 AM
17Here's a response that I received on a Kurdish forum:
You need to take into account the subtleties - more or less what Vinny said in his post #17, and the last three lines.
Feb 8, 2013 5:50 AM
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Feb 8, 2013 1:09 PM
22Should have given the menu link directly:
Feb 8, 2013 1:55 PM
Feb 8, 2013 2:53 PM
24It is Kurdish-Turkish. People with Turkish passports can settle in France quite easily. These are Turkish Kurds making and selling their own cuisine, which happens to be Turkish, because they are from Turkey and people understand what Turkish food is much easier than Kurdish cooking, which might be weird.
Would you like to start discussing the difference between western Turkish cooking (Istanbul) and eastern Turkish cooking (Kurdistan)?
Feb 8, 2013 5:13 PM
25I wouldn't count on that Turkish-restaurant-in-the-West cuisine to be "their own cuisine". It's what Westerners expect to see in a restaurant that calls itself Turkish, which is similar but not identical to what you might find in a Turkish restaurant in Turkey, and even further from what you might find in a Turkish home.
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