After its first two iterations in Istanbul and Dubai, the Gastro Show, showcasing Turkish cuisine with dishes from all over Anatolia, was held in New York at Turkish House (Türk Evi) on January 14. The Food Tourism Association organized the event. and Fatma Şahin, Mayor of Gaziantep Metropolitan Municipality, was the guest of honour.
About 300 kilograms (661 pounds) of food and drink were brought from Turkey for a special dinner as part of the event. The dinner began with Dr. Ender Saraç’s presentation on the nutritional value and health benefits of these foods and beverages. Five different dishes prepared with products brought from Turkey and baklava from Gaziantep were served to the participants.
Regional differences and geography play a big role in Turkish cuisine, which is one of the most appetizing and rich cuisines in the world. Presenting the Gastro Show, Turkish Consul General in New York, Reyhan Özgür, said: “Gastronomy is a growing value in the tourism sector and Turkish cuisine offers a wide range of cuisines from Mediterranean to Black Sea. , from the Balkans to the central region. Anatolia and the Middle East. It has great potential with different definitions of geography.”