Black Sea Türkiye
A Grand Variety of Savour in Bolu
Bolu is famous for its talented chefs. The chefs of Bolu were working at Ottoman Palaces and they were preparing the Ottoman Sultan’s meals. So, it is possible to taste delicious foods in Bolu. İmaret Soup is one of the most famous local food of Bolu. The soup is prepared by cooking rice in milk, then seasoning with onion. Or you can taste Abant Kebab and Kartalkaya Kebab.
Anchovy in Anywhere in Black Sea
Anchovy may be the most popular seafood of Türkiye. And the Black Sea coasts are where the anchovies are grown and caught. In every coastal cities of Black Sea, especially in Trabzon and Rize, anchovy are the most loved fish. It is not only eaten plain, bread with anchovies and rice with anchovy are also popular there.
Kuymak in Trabzon
Also known as muhlama, kuymak is Trabzon’s most-renowned specialty. It consists of a delicious slow-cooked slurry with corn flour, butter, and a special cheese whereas the less-known hoşmer is a mixture of corn flour, cheese, and whole milk.
Tea in Rize
In Türkiye, 60% of the tea plantations are in Rize. Relaxing and delighting, the drink is the most popular item on the breakfast tables and most consumed beverage type in Türkiye. It is also a perfect souvenir!
Pide (Pita) in Samsun
Pide is very popular food for all Black Sea Region, but Samsun’s local pides are most famous ones. The three districts of Samsun; Bafta, Çarşamba and Terme have different type of pides. All three types of pide have their own unique dough. There are different ingredients such as minced meat or cheese in pides.
Hazelnut in Ordu
Türkiye provides 60 percent of the world’s hazelnut production. Ordu is the first city in terms of nuts growning capacity in Türkiye, so in the world. You can see the hazelnut trees in every corner of the city and buy fresh hazelnuts. Do not forget that you can find the most delicious hazelnuts you can ever taste!
Apple in Amasya
Amasya Apple, also known as the Misket (Mig) Apple, is a small apple with one side red and the other yellow and green. It has a thin peel and an excellent fragrance. There is no need to mention its taste. You can find the Amasya Apple, a registered product, all over the Black Sea and Türkiye, but you will taste the most delicious one in Amasya, where it grows!
Leblebi (Roasted Chickpeas) in Çorum
Çorum stands out with its famous roasted chickpeas (leblebi) which are without a doubt one of the leading local specialties. Leblebi is one of the symbols of this city. Sade, biberli, şekerli, çikolatalı gibi çeşitleri olan leblebiler odun ateşinde pişer ve Türkiye’nin her yerine ihraç edilir.
Taşköprü Garlic in Kastamonu
The Taşköprü district of Kastamonu is one of the most garlic produced places in Türkiye. The garlic planted in February and March is harvested in July. Taşköprü Garlic is bigger than the average garlic. This garlic is not only famous for being produced a lot, but also because it is very tasty and healthy.
Vakfıkebir Bread in Trabzon
Vakfıkebir is a district of Trabzon and is famous for its big breads. Vakfıkebir Bread, shaped like a hemisphere, is baked on the wood fire. It is said that the bread gets its flavor from local flour and water. In the district, in the first week of august, a festival is organized to promote bread.
Kuru Fasulye (Dried Bean) in Rize
Çayeli district of Rize is known for its special dried bean dish. Çayeli Dried Beans Dish has been known all over Türkiye since the 1980s thanks to its specific cooking and presentation. It is not easy to make this dish. The dried beans, soaked in water for several hours, are cooked for a long time and served with the soft meat from the region's livestock.
Laz Böreği (Flan) in Artvin
In Türkiye, flans are mostly salty pastries. But Laz Böreği (Laz Flan) is a dessert with custard in it and made with sorbet. It is loved in areas where Laz people live. This dessert is identified with Artvin city, where many Laz people live in.
Anzer Honey in Rize
Honey production takes an important place in Rize plateaus. The plateaus are located or high altitude mountains and have a variety of endemic plants. Unique and famous in the whole yorld, Anzer Honey is produced especially in the high plateaus with wildflower vegetation.