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Topic: Turkish -- what's your recipe (4 msgs / 51 lines)
1) From: Edward Spiegel
I am curious to hear from Turkish coffee afficionados and know their recipe for making it. The recipes I have found on the net have a huge variation in water to coffee -- so, I am curious about what people on this list do.
Thanks,
Edward

2) From: akkmom
I don't know similar the process of making Turkish coffee is to making Greek coffee (my husband is Greek - I suspect he'd say the process was stolen from the Greek's by the Ottoman empire, but I digress).  However, Greeks make their coffee in a small pan (called a briki) - one teaspoon finely ground coffee (not as fine as espresso, but nearly so) per cup of water (enough to fill a demitasse cup, not an 8 oz. cup) and one teaspoon or so sugar (I drink mine unsweetened, so you'll have to forgive the sloppy measurements).  You put everything into the briki at once and let it boil - it will foam up, so you have to watch it carefully and take it from the stove quickly or it will boil everywhere.  Let it rest for a minute and then serve.  Don't stir or you'll be drinking grounds (I made that mistake the first time I drank Greek coffee and still haven't lived it down).  Here's a link to a really good description of the process.http://www.greek-recipe.com/modules.php?name=News&file=article118---------

3) From: Gene Smith
<Snip>
You *suspect*?  You mean, like you suspect that the sun will come up in the 
east in the morning?
Gene Smith
who suspects the Greeks invented practically everything

4) From: akkmom
Okay, so I know he would.  The Ottoman Empire, the Crusades, artistic license in the movie Troy (bad movie to see with a Greek who read the Iliad in Latin) - they all get him going.  He still gets worked up over the sacking of Constantinople...  
I wonder what coffee they use at the local Orthodox Church bazaar - it's coming up soon, so I'll have to make a point of asking.
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