Rich Ottoman cuisine promoted in Rome
ROME - Anatolia News Agency
Dishes from Ottoman cuisine were offered during the event in Rome. AA photoThe cuisine of the Ottomans took pride of place at a recent event in Rome, as state officials and NGOs organized a culinary evening to introduce the imperial cuisine in the Italian capital.
The event, titled “Dinner with the Ottomans,” was organized with the contributions of the Antrocom Onlus Association, which is active in the field of anthropology, and Turkey’s Embassy in Rome at the Giuseppe Tucci National Museum of Oriental Arts.
A book titled “La Grande Cucina Ottomana: Una Storia di Gusta e di Cultura,” written by Maria Pia Pedani of the University of Venice, was also launched at the event.
Pedani, who defines Turkish cuisine as “fascinating,” said in her presentation that Turks had been influenced by societies that they came into contact with during their immigration from Asia to Europe. “The influence of the Chinese, Persians, Arabs, Seljuks and Byzantines can be seen in Turkish cuisine,” she said.