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Turkish Shish Kabob (Şiş Kebap – Antep)

Before visiting Turkey for the first time, Anthony Bourdain said he always thought of Turkish food as little more than “meat on a stick.” He later learned that the country’s cuisine is much more nuanced; however, he had a reason for his initial thoughts. 

Kebap – otherwise known as kabob here in the U.S. – is the most common dish you’ll find in States-side Turkish restaurants and truly is enjoyed often in Turkey as well. Shish kabob, aka şiş kebap (şiş means skewer) is typically lamb shoulder, sirloin or leg, cut into small pieces and layered onto a skewer.  Continue Reading…

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Strawberry Cream Cake

When you head to a North Carolina farmer’s market during April or May, you’re faced with rows and rows of stands lined with big buckets of delicious strawberries. There are plenty of healthy ways to enjoy strawberries like eating them plain and putting on them on salads. But let’s face it, this fruit also makes wonderful desserts, and preserves!

One way to use up some of those preserves right away is by incorporating them into your baking. This Strawberry Cream Cake is a mighty, decadent cake that gives you a strawberry taste without adding artificial flavoring.

Feeling indulgent? Read on, friend.

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