I love bread. Sure, there are a couple of notable exceptions- you are nasty, and most of you shouldn’t exist– but as long as there’s a liter or six of extra virgin olive oil around, or even an oven, I will continue to be perched atop a carbohydrate’s most wanted list.
In enters Ankara, Turkey, where I found the “ekmekistan” brand of bakeries. Ekmek signifies bread, and -stan alludes to country, nation and/or land of. They can get away with it, but a Breadistan opening in the US might offend half of the country. That is, before it’s been established that it doesn’t exist on a map.
Turkey on the whole is not simply a great place for eating, but it’s also an underrated haven of bread buffs. Bread is such an integral part of Turkish life that an article was written about it a few years ago. For an English-language website about Turkish news. Based in Turkey. so…who’s hungry?
Does this sound like a brilliant place to raise a child or what?
I love bread but I have problems with finding the one I like – best one I ate in my own country – crunchy outside, so soft and warm inside. Second one is French stick bread and HK style of pastry, the worst one I ever ate is American tost one – horrible. And the tasty one is overpriced, wtf >.<
Thanks for liking my post about bread!
Do you have a picture of french stick bread? You don’t mean french toast sticks, right?;)
So you’re a fan of 茶餐廳 then? All I’d ever order at one is fried mantou with condensed mlik…
it’s just a baguette – just my husband uses that name and I just copy it haha 🙂
we have sheng kee bakery close to use, I love it so much I come there few times a week + boba milk tea, nom nom nom 🙂
The article reminds me a bit of the trade association (if you can call it that) of bakers in France, which this year started a large ad campaign to encourage their countrymen to buy more bread. The stated reasons was a long-term trend of declining business that they likened to a national identity crisis. And while the bakers have a clear stake in turning that trend around, I found the role of bread in a nation’s culture to be interesting; would love to hear more about that in Turkey.
Thanks for your comment, Jonathan!
I’ve heard about that ad campaign, though was still a bit surprised that it was a pressing issue. Courtesy of the colonial days, many countries around the world have the French to thank for introducing the baguette, but to think that there’s a movement in the homeland is mystifying.
I was looking up the importance of bread to Turkey, and came across this potentially useful link: http://www.turkish-cuisine.org/english/pages.php?ParentID=5&FirstLevel=76&SecondLevel=80.
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