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The Antakya we knew is gone and not to be retrieved. Yet as much as it hurts to think about the city that was destroyed overnight, history has shown us that it is resilient. It will regrow new tissue and continue the processes of both erasure and reworking after a loss.
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.
Among all the foods in Istanbul’s giant foodscape, perhaps the one with the most complicated and long history and provenance is boza.