Suna Çağaptay is a professor of architectural history and archaeology at Bahçeşehir University in Istanbul. She is the author of “Bursa: The First Ottoman Capital” (IB Tauris, 2020). Currently based in Cambridge, UK, working for the European Research Council-funded project titled “The Impact of the Ancient City” focusing on the afterlives of the ancient cities in the medieval and modern eastern Mediterranean in the Faculty of Classics at the University of Cambridge.
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Ashure: A Sometimes Rich Pudding with an Always Rich History
As a kid who grew up in a mixed Alevi and Sunni neighborhood in Malatya, I listened to all the stories related to the meaning of the ashure pudding. Before then, I just assumed that the pudding was an Alevi-specific dessert.
Istanbul’s Most Beguiling Cocktail
Among all the foods in Istanbul’s giant foodscape, perhaps the one with the most complicated and long history and provenance is boza.