This afternoon I was invited to a friend's house for kisir. (Take the dots off the "i's" and you'll have the actual Turkish spelling.) This is a traditional women's meal made with bulgar, red pepper paste, parsley, and other spices, I think. It's served with sliced cucumber, tomatoes, Romaine lettuce leaves and lemon. The meal pairs well ayrun, the drink made from yogurt, water and salt.Dessert is an integral part of every meal and today was no exception, whute pudding-like cake covered with honey sweetened shredded wheat. The meal was delicious and the conversation interesting: comparing social programs in both Turkey and the US,capital punishment, leaders, Syria, religion, travel, etc.
It was difficult to pull myself away and back to packing.