Travel Photo of the Day: Turkish Delight

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This sweet is best experienced with a glass of Turkish tea

Photo Sasabune Omakase Modified: Flickr/erin/CC 4.0

Turkish delight comes in a variety of colors and flavors.

Whether or not you’re a fan of The Chronicles of Narnia series by C.S. Lewis, you may have heard of Turkish delight, or sticky and sugary cubes prepared with starch and sugar and traditionally filled with dry fruits, honey, or nuts.

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There are different theories explaining the origin of this iconic Turkish dessert. Some believe that a Sultan created it to attract a love interest, while others agree that an Istanbul candy-maker developed and popularized the recipe.

In any case, the confection is popular among tourists and locals alike. A variety of interesting flavors are possible, but the classics include rose, lemon, mint, and mastic (a pine tree aroma).

Want to try making this confection at home? Try our recipe for Turkish delight!

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