Cerkes Tavugu

Circassian Chicken

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By Claudia Roden

Published 1986

  • About

In Turkey during the period of the Ottoman Empire the women in the harems, the wives and concubines of the Sultans, were the widows and daughters captured at war. The Circassians amongst them were known for their beauty and their culinary skills. This classic is part of their legacy.

The following recipe is different from the one in the first edition, which was an old peasant version. This one was given by Luli Fevsi and comes from the kitchens of the Ottoman aristocracy. It is a co