Bringing fruity meat dishes of Ottoman cuisine into businesses

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Güldemir O., Tugay O., Şallı G., Yıldız E., Çelik Yeşil S.

Journal of Ethnic Foods, vol.8, no.1, 2021 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 8 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1186/s42779-021-00107-2
  • Journal Name: Journal of Ethnic Foods
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Keywords: Culinary education, Ethnic foods, Fruity meat dishes, Ottoman cuisine, Traditional cuisine
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


Aim of this research is to promote the inclusion of traditional Ottoman fruity meat dishes into business. Chefs working in various food establishments in Eskisehir were given training on fruity meat dishes for a total of 40 h in 10 training segments. Interviews were conducted, analyzed and evaluated in terms of the themes. The inclusion of fruity meat dishes of Ottoman cuisine in businesses would pose no difficulty at any stage of preliminary preparation, cooking, or budgeting. The inclusion of these dishes in the fast-breaking menu during the Ramadan and making small adjustments in accordance with customer feedback would help include these meals. During this study, the kitchen staff gained insight regarding Ottoman cuisine, they became more adept at implementing fruity meat techniques, and the business managers and owners showed much care and support toward upholding of Ottoman ethnic foods. Recognizing the growing demand for ethnic food, fruity meat dishes of Ottoman cuisine is been brought into businesses.