This is a speciality of the Laz people who live along the Black Sea in northern Anatolia. People from other parts of Turkey say two things about the Laz people: the women are very beautiful and the men are very smart before midday. The Laz are famous for creating hundreds of recipes from a fish similar to a sardine called hamsi, but this is one of the few sardine-free recipes. It’s a kind of fondue into which you dip bread, but the maize flour gives it more of a hearty porridge consistency than a Swiss fondue. It prepares you to face the harsh climate along that windy coast.