Boza ‘Bee’ with Toasted Chickpeas

Boza

Preparation info

  • Serves

    8

    • Difficulty

      Medium

Appears in

Anatolia

By David Dale and Somer Sivrioglu

Published 2015

  • About

Boza is a sweet slightly fermented drink that originated in the Balkans in the ninth century and is now associated with the suburbs of Istanbul. When I was a kid, I would look forward to hearing the cries of the food sellers who would pass by our house in the afternoon. The one I enjoyed the most came past at the end of a winter’s day as the sky was darkening. He would stretch out the cry as long as he could: ‘Bohhhhh-zaaaaa’. You would bring him a bottle, and the boza man would f